Photography “The Summit of Bugaboo Spire” by Ivan Petrov

“The Summit of Bugaboo Spire”

As Natalia Danalachi and Robert Le Blanc appreciate the difficulty and the rewards of their climb, the Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb Project team achieves its objective of summiting Bugaboo Spire on the centennial anniversary year of Conrad Kain's first ascent. The team came as close as possible to experiencing the famous 1916 mountaineering expedition and it may have been the second time ever anyone attempted to climb this mountain in hobnail boots. (Photo by David Ray; part of the ongoing 16-piece exhibition at the White Museum of the Canadian Rockies.)