Explore one of the premier alpine rock destinations of Canada if not the world, all from the comfort of the ACC's Kain Hut.
Calling all climbers and mountaineers! Have you always wanted to experience the alpine rock climbing paradise of the Bugaboos? Did you want another crack at a climb on your bucket list? This year is your chance. We’re running two Best of the Bugaboos camps this year, so choose the week that suits your schedule.
If you aren’t familiar with the Bugaboos, you’ll quickly see why this area is a classic mountaineering destination. The Kain Hut is located at the edge of the treeline, providing spectacular views of the valley below and the dramatic glacier above. The Bugaboo Glacier surrounds granite spires of all shapes and sizes: Pigeon Spire, the Crescent towers, Bugaboo Spire, the Howser Towers, and many others. The rock quality is amazing, and the variety of routes means that there’s something for everybody. Long, classic moderate routes (5.4-5.6) allow relatively easy access to the top of Pigeon Spire, Bugaboo Spire and many others. Harder routes will test your skills, whatever level you climb at: the Bugaboos are famous for their long, splitter granite cracks. Our low-ratio camp is staffed by professional ACMG guides. A 2:1 ratio of participants to guides means that the group can tackle harder or easier objectives as needed.
The Kain hut is a comfortable base to explore the Bugaboos. The hut provides you a kitchen with running water, a heated common area to socialize in the evenings or on rain days, foam sleeping pads, and a micro-hydro generator in a nearby creek.
Food for the camp is portered into the hut to keep your pack light on the hike in. This year, we’re getting creative with tasty backpacking meals from Happy Yak in Montreal, supplemented with local Canmore goodies. We’re able to accommodate most allergies, medical dietary restrictions and vegetarian diets. Additional surcharges apply for vegan, lactose-free, or gluten-free diets. Participants are expected to help the camp staff out with food preparation and kitchen chores. While we make every effort to ensure that our meals are nourishing and as universally appealing as possible, the nature of the camp means that we are not able to cater to individual food preferences (likes and dislikes). We take medical dietary restrictions very seriously, and will be in contact with you to make accommodations for allergies.