Thanks for your contributions to Bugaboos Teens 2013

Many thanks for contributing to an unusually successful Conrad Kain Centennial Society Bugaboos Teens outing this year.

I've posted a story and photos to our website at, and have circulated this material to the local papers, the Alpine Club of Canada Newsnet service, and various Facebook sites that the teens and their friends share information on.

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Kain Play Offered Again This Summer

Laurie Schwartz and Banff National Park's Mountainwit program will be bringing our favourite mountaineer back for a few more performances of "As far as I can take you" - the Life of Conrad Kain. The premiere of this year's play, featuring professional actor David Thomson happens on July 30 at the ACC Clubhouse in Canmore at 7:30 p.m.

Bugaboos Teens 2013

“For the fifth consecutive year, teens from the Columbia and Kootenay valleys have realized the satisfaction of self propelled sport and discovered the thrill of mountaineering in the world famous Bugaboo Provincial Park. This climbing initiative was begun by the Conrad Kain Centennial Society in 2009 as a tribute to mountain guide Conrad Kain,” said CKCS chairman Pat Morrow.

Family of Kain visits from Austria

For three fun-filled days in early June, Karin and Brigitte Schmid, and their friend Ulli Kuenzle came from Austria to seek out people from the Conrad Kain Centennial Society, and others, who knew something about their great, great uncle.

Members of the Society escorted them around the upper Columbia valley, and sent them off to Mt Robson and the Whyte Museum in Banff where they were able to read some of Conrad's archived letters.

Fourth Annual Bugaboos Teens Program A Success

“One of the best parts about the weekend was making fast friends with people who had been strangers 48 hours earlier. This trip reminded me there are people out there who are interested in the same things as I am, and now I know where to find them!”

These words written by Thea Rodgers, a grade 12 student at Mt Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook, nicely sum up the shared enthusiasm of the 10 East Kootenay students who partook in the fourth annual Conrad Kain Centennial Society Bugaboos Teens climbing program, July 20-22.