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Guidebook for Bugaboos

Postby divnamite » Fri May 14, 2010 11:49 pm

I'm looking for guidebook to the Bugaboos, any recommendation?
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Postby Dow Williams » Sat May 15, 2010 1:13 am

we have a decent page on SP to peruse for starters, there is only one worth getting, very well done by Mark Piche and crew, The Bugaboos-2003
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Postby builttospill » Sun May 16, 2010 1:05 am

I believe I got advice from Dow via another SP user on this subject two years ago, and the Piche guide was awesome for our trip last year. I looked through the green guide (can't remember the author anymore), but the Piche guide was way more detailed (and I understand a lot more accurate on route details). We didn't have any real problems on any of the routes we climbed, except those we created ourselves, including on descents like the Kain Route.
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Postby divnamite » Mon May 17, 2010 2:43 pm

Thanks! I can't seem to find the book on amazon. I'll look around. Dow, the Bugaboos page is definitely great. I'm using that to pick the routes. I'm hoping the guidebook would give me better detail both approach and descent information.
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Postby Dow Williams » Mon May 17, 2010 3:20 pm

divnamite wrote:Thanks! I can't seem to find the book on amazon. I'll look around. Dow, the Bugaboos page is definitely great. I'm using that to pick the routes. I'm hoping the guidebook would give me better detail both approach and descent information.


I am afraid it won't. We supply more info regarding approaches and descents on specific routes than it will. It is somewhat abbreviated, but a great book just the same. Made small so one can haul it in with them. Prob best to try and narrow down your objectives, review the available beta not just at SP, but anywhere else on the web, and then ask specific questions if you still do not comprehend the route. The guide book provides small, crude, but very helpful maps to help get your orientated, and will definitely want it if for no other reason than that. There is always a hut guide book and copied pages of pretty much all routes at the hut as well.

If you are after the popular routes, to be honest, you will be among many with the same objective and it would be hard pressed to get lost up there in season. Good Luck, assuming it is your first time, you will be impressed. Do not be intimidated, it all falls into place once you are up there, dominant granite spires fill the skyline that are easy to follow.
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Postby divnamite » Tue May 18, 2010 2:06 am

Thanks, Dow! Your page is definitely stand out above the rest.
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