American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Interior Ranges, South Howser Tower, Minaret, Bugaboos, Purcell Range

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  • Publication Year: 1988

South Howser Tower, Minaret, Bugaboos, Purcell Range. Fabrizio Defrancesco and I arrived in the Bugaboos on July 18. We first repeated some of the routes on Bugaboo Spire and Snowpatch. We then climbed a new route on the Minaret, a prominent rock pillar on the south face of South Howser Tower. After three days of climbing with one bivouac on the wall, we reached the top, following a beautiful crack system. The climbing was of continuous 5.10, A4 difficulty. The route gained 650 meters.

FabIo Stedile, Club Alpino Italiano

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