Jeff Volp, Area Supervisor, Columbia Area BC Parks, takes the lead across Bugaboo Glacier, beneath Snowpatch Spire. all photos © Pat Morrow

Bugaboos Teens July 2011

Once again, a contingent of local teens (5 from Invermere, 5 from Kimberley) were escorted into the Bugaboos area for a wonderful week of discovering their spectacular back yard in the company of new friends. Tay Hanson, Sr Ranger Columbia Area, Ministry of Environment was again involved as one of the organizers - this year it was to celebrate BC Parks 100th anniversary.

Tay wrote: "Last week’s youth camp was a huge success. The kids were blown off their feet by the whole trip - and they’re all very grateful for the experience. Each one was positive, brave, and enthusiastic. It was a real treat to see them gain confidence, practice their new skills and get super psyched to continue to explore their local mountains. I’m sure we’ll see a bunch of these kids back in the park, reminiscing about their first visit when they were still wide-eyed neophytes.
"Thanks everyone for contributing, it was a pleasure to have all of the Bugaboo players working together to make this camp a reality. Thanks to Canadian Mountain Holidays for their huge contribution of two nights at the lodge, guides, meals, and heli time, the Friends of Bugaboo Park for pulling through on the hut meals, the Alpine Club of Canada for flying food and gear and donating hut beds, and the Conrad Kain Centennial Society for a week's worth of filming and climbing stories. More photos, stories, and Alex Lavigne's docu video to appear on BC Parks website.
"Everyone seems excited to make this something of an annual event - let’s make it happen!"