Photo by Mark Masterson
BMC 2017, Mt Alexandra – Rocky Mtns – British Columbia
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.
Check out the Brochure
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
Sustainability – Wildlife Recreation Guidelines / Wildlife Observation Report