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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.

Bugaboos Teens Mountaineering Camp 2012

Following on the heels of last year's successful Bugaboos Teens Mountaineering Program hosted by The Conrad Kain Centennial Society & Canadian Mountain Holidays, with support from BC Parks (in conjunction with their 100th anniversary celebration), the CKCS has announced that we will partner with some of last year's co-sponsors to make this an annual event.

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