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Pigeon Spire  British Columbia   #2538
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Purcell Mountains / Bugaboo Group

Height: 3156 m -> 10354 feet
Prominence?: 181 m  
Line Parent?: Howser Spire (1.5 km away, at bearing 266 degrees)
Greater Parent: Howser Spire (1.0 km away)

Location:   50.73056,-116.79250     50:43:50, -116:47:33   11U 514644 5619883 (47 km W of Edgewater). NTS Mapsheet: 082.K.10   AreaCode: FL06/HH39
First Ascent: 1930 P. Kaufmann; E. Cromwell
First Light on Pigeon Spire
Pigeon Spire is squeezed between the highpoints of the Vowell Glacier to the northwest and the Bugaboo Glacier to the southeast. From certain angles, the peak looks like a pigeon ready to take off. Because of its high perch on the glaciers, the summit routes are generally shorter than other nearby spires. Numerous routes have been put up with the easiest being Class 5.4.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
40 2006.07.29 Pigeon Spire (West Ridge 5.4) after work with a Brazilian Alex Joseph
48 2005.07.24 KMC 2005 Climbing Camp - The Vowells Doug Brown
37 2003.08.15 Snowpatch Spire, "Snowpatch Route" Route Michael Stanton
51 1999.08.09 Fun & Games on the South Howser Tower - Bugaboos Aaron Jones
10 null Pigeon Spire - West Ridge Route Toby Johnson


Paper Maps
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
14 Pigeon Spire - Glacier Approach Alex Joseph
6 First Light on Pigeon Spire Ed Cooper
6 Climbing on Pigeon Spire Michael Stanton
5 Pigeon Spire Hans Bauck
4 Pigeon Spire East face Brian Pegg

Placename Photos
18 The Bugaboos and the Vowell Glacier Doug Brown
17 West Ridge of Pigeon and Howser Spire Doug Brown
10 The Bugs: A View Northwest from the Catamount Stephen Skog
9 Looking West to the Bugaboos from Mount Ethelbert Dean Richards
7 Sunrise on Howser Spire and Pigeon Spire Ed Cooper
6 Bugaboo Spire and Snowpatch Spire from West Brett Logan
5 Looking West to the Bugaboos from Frenchman Mountain Dean Richards
4 Descending Perfect Ridge of Pigeon Spire Looking West to Howser Towers Alex Joseph
4 Bugaboos from Jet at 10,000 Metres Len Zedel
4 The Bugaboos from Brenta Spire Paul Baker