Colwest Alpine Adventures

Avalanche Skills Training - Mountaineering / Hiking Camps

BMC 2018, Westfall / Nemo Groups - Selkirk Mtns - British Columbia

Please contact us for information, colwest@shaw.ca or 250-819-9774

Price: $1995.00/person/week

Week 1: July 8th - 15th 1 spot
Week 2: July 15th - 22nd 1 spot
Week 3: July 22nd - 29th 1 spot
Week 4: July 29th - Aug 5th Sold-out, waitlist available
Week 5: August 5th - 12th 2 spots

I am pleased to announce the location of the seventh annual Boutique Mountaineering Camp!  Please join us in the remote Westfall / Nemo area of the Selkirk Mtns. Our basecamp will facilitate access to some amazing climbing in a spectacular yet comfortable setting. 

We’ll have a spectacular basecamp situated in the upper part of the south arm of Houston Creek at an elevation of 2000 meters. The location will allow for excellent access to Goodrich, Hanover, Big Green, Wrong, Vistamount, Ledge, Martini, Thomas, Thumb Spire and the Thumbnail which are located north or west of camp. Ferrite, Geothite, Haematite, Ventral, Dorsal, Adipose and Caudal will be challenging objectives situated east of camp.

There is an excellent mix of technical climbs, snow and rock routes and a number of scrambles. As you will note after reading the route info, there is some outstanding granite in the area with a number of highly recommend routes. The basecamp will be situated in a spectacular but comfortable alcove near Gobi Pass. High quality rock seekers will be pleased with the challenging rock routes. There are a number of scrambles and non-technical routes. We are confident all will find lots to do at the 2018 BMC. We hope to see you there!

Visit Westfall / Nemo Route Info for detailed route information. 

Mapsheet for the area is 82K/14, Westfall River. Local area maps can be found at Westfall / Nemo Topo,  Westfall / Nemo (north) TRIM  or Westfall / Nemo (south) TRIM

Finding solitude in the mountains of British Columbia

Logistics -   Westfall / Nemo, Quick Info  /  Westfall, Bits & Bytes

"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." Claire

East summit of Thomas Peak, a BMC participant favourite!

Area Photos -   Westfall / Nemo Group

Hi Brad,

"I had wonderful trips with you, Ron and Sharon and enjoyed all my time with Scott and Ben also. Not being a peak-bagger and living just east on the dry scree / scrambling slopes of the Rockies the Whiterose traverse will be in my memory forever ... wait a minute ...... it was fun belaying steep stuff on the Fresnoy North Ridge with great scrambling there after. Oh what the heck it was all great thanks to your superb organization. "  John

Summit ridge on the amazing Thumb Spire

Sustainability -   Wildlife Recreation Guidelines /   Wildlife Observation Report 

Hey Brad;

I really enjoyed the Mt Alexandra camp - your personal touch and accommodating attitude made it particularly special.

Clifton Potter

Check out the 2018 Brochure

"I wanted to tell you how much I have appreciated the opportunities that you have given me over the GMC and BMC camps. I have learned many things from you and have tonnes of great memories from working on those camps. Lots of good laughs! These camps also helped immensely in my development as a guide, and for this I am grateful. Working with you has been an inspiration and I have always looked forward to spending a week or two in the backcountry with you. Thank you." Jeremy

2018 BMC Basecamp proved to be comfortable and conveniently located

Thomas, Martini and Ledge were popular objectives

Beautiful sunset over the 2018 BMC basecamp

Mother Nature's flower garden never disappoints

And we did see some local mountain goats

Thumb Spire was at once daunting and exhilirating

"Thanks Brad, great things about the BMC.

  • Small numbers - makes it easier to get to know the whole group and offers more flexibility with trip planning
  • Excellent climbing venue - short, relatively easy access to a wide variety of climbs of varying degrees of difficulty
  • Excellent food, service and accommodation - not having to share a tent is a major bonus
  • Your personal touch - that is definitely worth 4 stars"

Cheers, Dave

 

I wanted to tell you how much I have appreciated the opportunities that you have given me over the GMC and BMC camps. I have learned many things from you and have tonnes of great memories from working on those camps. Lots of good laughs! These camps also helped immensely in my development as a guide, and for this I am grateful. Working with you has been an inspiration and I have always looked forward to spending a week or two in the backcountry with you. Thank you.