Snowpatch Spire

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Snowpatch Spire, The Bugaboos
Snowpatch Spire, with Pigeon Spire in the background on the right, Hound's Tooth and Marmolata Spire on the left.
Highest point
Elevation 3,084 m (10,118 ft)
Prominence 284 m (932 ft)
Coordinates 50°44′2″N 116°47′9″W / 50.73389°N 116.78583°W / 50.73389; -116.78583
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Purcell Mountains, East Kootenay
Topo map NTS 82K/10
Mountain type Granite
First ascent August 1940 by Raffi Bedayan and Jack Arnold [1]
Easiest route 5.6, long

With its first ascent in 1940, Snowpatch Spire mountain peak was the last of the Bugaboo Spires to be climbed. It is located South-West of the Conrad Kain hut, across the Crescent Glacier.


  • Wildflowers
  • Kraus McCarthy
  • Sunshine
  • Surf's Up! (aka Southwest Ridge)
  • Southeast Corner (aka Snowpatch Route)


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Raffi Bedayan, A Bugaboo No Longer, American Alpine Journal Vol. 4, p. 219 (1941)