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North America, Canada, Purcell Range of British Columbia, Bugaboo Group

Purcell Range of British Coumbia

Bugaboo Group. A Sierra Club party composed of E. Koskinen, F. Lippman and J. Pionteki made the second ascent of the S. Tower of Howser Spire in August, 1941, on the day following the first ascent made by members of the Seattle Mountaineers (A.A.J. iv, 422). The Sierra group also ascended the main Howser Spire and made the second ascent of Snowpatch Spire. On the latter they followed closely the Bedayan-Arnold route of 1940 (A.A.J. iv, 219), except for a deviation to the right above the Vein Pitch to a sloping crack with a 120-ft. lead in it. Climbing time to summit was 6 hrs.