Lorne Perry checks out Bryan Thompson's tricouni-nailed boots at the Whyte Museum
Bugaboo Spire Climb Re-enactment

"Hobnails & Hemp Rope"

On Nov 24 the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff had a great turnout of mountain cognoscenti (a euphemism for ol' farts :) for the opening of an exhibition of photographs by Ivan Petrov, the official photographer on the "Hobnails and Hemp Rope” expedition to Bugaboo Spire. A team of friends from the Toronto section of the ACC spent a soggy week last summer with vintage gear and clothing from a century ago in an attempt to re‐enact one of the most storied climbs in Canadian mountaineering.

Pat Morrow, chair of the CKCS, gave an AV presentation on Kain leading into the screening of Greg Gransden’s documentary film, "Hobnails and Hemp Rope" followed by an entertaining Q&A session by expedition organizer Bryan Thompson. A similar event was held in Invermere Nov 29 at the AGM of the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society, with Pat providing a contextual AV presentation prior to the film. 

Watch the "Hobnails and Hemp Rope" film trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwxEV0caImo

The exhibit is up at the Whyte til January 29. http://www.whyte.org/…/the-bugaboo-spire-centennial-climb-…/