Colwest Alpine Adventures

Avalanche Skills Training - Mountaineering / Hiking Camps

BMC 2017, Mt Alexandra - Selkirk Mtns - British Columbia

Please call for information, 250-819-9774

Price: $1995.00/person/week

Week 1: July 9th - 16th Sold-out (waitlist available)
Week 2: July 16th - 23rd 1 Spot
Week 3: July 23rd - 30th 1 Spot
Week 4: July 30th - Aug 6th 1 Spot
Week 5: August 6th - 13th Sold-out (waitlist available)

I am pleased to announce the location of the sixth annual Boutique Mountaineering Camp!  Please join us in the remote Mt Alexandra area of the Canadian Rockies. Our basecamp will facilitate access to some amazing climbing in a spectacular yet comfortable setting. 

We’ll have a spectacular campsite situated near the headwaters of South Rice Brook Mt. Alexandra, Queens Peak, Mt Spring Rice, Coral Pk, Queant, Mt Fresnoy, Whiterose, Whirlwind Pk, Rose Petal, Osprey and Fool's Gold are all climbing objectives located within close proximity to our basecamp site. Noted routes are Mt. Alexandra (over 11,000'), Queen's Peak (rarely climbed), and the Whiterose and Fresnoy Traverses. There may also be an opportunity to attempt Mt Bryce at the end of your BMC. Call for details.

Over 2 summers, 1998 & 2007, I have spent 10 weeks at this location and really enjoyed the diversity and variety of climbs available. The Whiterose and Fresnoy traverses are two of my all-time, favorite climbing routes. I understand that Queen's Peak has been climbed less than 5 times and is nearly 11,000'. It is certainly one of the most demanding routes I have completed. As well, Whirlwind and Queant offer a variety of rock-climbing routes. On down or rest days there are pleasant meadows to stroll through and lakes to visit. Rose Petal, Whirlwind, Osprey and Coral are excellent short-day options.

Visit Alexandra Info for detailed route information. 

Mapsheets for the area are 82N/14 Rostrum Peak and 83C/3 Columbia Icefield. Local area maps can be found at Alexandra 1-20,000 or Alexandra 1-50,000

Logistics - Alexandra, Quick Info  /  Alexandra, Bits & Bytes

Area Photos - Mt Alexandra

Sustainability - Wildlife Recreation Guidelines / Wildlife Observation Report 

I want to thank you for a fantastic experience. I had a blast, the climbing was awesome and your team is great. Hope to be able to join you again next year. Thanks a million


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Mt Queant, great route in the Alexandra area, challenging rock on ascent to summit.

You will be whisked to the basecamp in the extremely capable hands of Alpine Helicopters

Flowers are already starting to show, basecamp is off in the distance

Hikers cruising on a rest day. Mt Bryce looms in the background.

Starting on the Whiterose Traverse, an amazing trip!

Thank you for one of the best days I've ever had in the mountains. That was a fantastic day
I'd like to sign up for the first week for next year
Thanks again for a great week!!
Take care

Martin Lesperance