Photography “Approaching Bugaboo Spire” by Ivan Petrov

“Approaching Bugaboo Spire”

On the morning of the first summit attempt the Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb Project team had to wake up at 3:30 am for an early alpine start to allow extra time for unexpected delays associated with the novelty and inexperience of using century-old mountaineering axes and hobnail boots as well as with the process of thoroughly documenting the adventure on film and in photographs. (Part of the ongoing 16-piece exhibition at the White Museum of the Canadian Rockies.)