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[TR] Bugaboos in a Day - aerial photography w/ John Scurlock 3/9/2013

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Trip: Bugaboos in a Day - winter aerial photography adventure w/ John Scurlock

 

Date: 3/9/2013

 

Trip Report:

John and I had talked about doing a single day flight to the Bugaboos and back. I didn't think we would pull it off until we actually did it....

 

Words don't really describe it, so I'll let the photos (and video!) speak for themselves.

 

[video:youtube]SkDrHJXWf9Y

 

Howser Towers from S:

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8515/8544911662_5b5eec5d51_c.jpg[/img]

 

S Howser Tower, Beckey-Chouinard route

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8532/8544911714_82c1464f41_c.jpg[/img]

 

N Howser Tower, W Face

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8526/8543816201_0a03229dd6_c.jpg[/img]

 

Howser Towers from N:

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8515/8544911888_c82028b754_c.jpg[/img]

 

Bugaboo Spire, NE Ridge:

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8381/8544911962_7ecd102e30_c.jpg[/img]

 

Bugaboos from E:

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8366/8543816677_bc87357703_c.jpg[/img]

 

Bugaboos from N:

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8507/8544912292_868eafbbce_c.jpg[/img]

 

Valhallas (Dag, Batwing, Wolf's Ears, Gimli, Niselheim, Midgard):

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8514/8544913102_724795a0f5_c.jpg[/img]

 

Dag's vertical northern walls:

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8107/8544913254_907992e9ca_c.jpg[/img]

 

Gimli, classic S Ridge side:

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8505/8543817519_371b9d56c5_c.jpg[/img]

 

Gimli W side:

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8372/8543817655_d675fc9270_c.jpg[/img]

 

Gimli from N:

[img:center]http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8108/8543817861_0da4030e23_c.jpg[/img]

 

More photos on my website TR:

http://www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/britishcolumbia/aerialbugaboos

 

Stats:

6:31 AM : Sunrise

7:22 AM : Take-off from Concrete Airport

8:19 AM : Land in Kelowna, clear customs

8:52 AM : Take off from Kelowna

9:38-10:31 AM : Bugaboos

10:39-11:02 AM : Mt. Farnham, Mt. Peter, Mt. Delphine, Jumbo Mtn, Mt. Earl Grey, Redtop Mtn, others

11:22-11:36 AM : Valhallas

11:52 AM : Land in Nelson, get fuel

3:02 AM : Take-off from Nelson

3:45 PM : Land in Oroville, clear customs

4:08 PM : Take-off from Ororville

4:52 PM : Land at Concrete Airport

6:03 PM : Sunset

 

Flight distance: 822 miles

Flight time: 5h 24min

 

Flight line map.

 

Thanks John. What an experience.

Edited by Steph_Abegg

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was just talking about bugaboos and gimli with a fellow who is doing a long road trip this summer. damn I miss the bugs. thanks!

 

was real cool to see the "other sides" of those mountains.

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Enjoyed the pics and video very much.

 

If you two ever get a road show together, I hope Spokane could be one of the stops.

 

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The images are great. We must treasure aircraft, video, and advanced photography (meaning beyond Ansel Adams) for increasing our inspiration of the mountains.

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planes = aid :)

In that case I suppose tripods = aid too. :)

anything more fancy than a pad n' pencil :grin:

 

i can't even imagine the shake-down me n' my buddies would get trying to fly into canuckistan and back! :lmao:

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planes = aid :)

 

yes aid.. and a gift... It's allowed me, and us, to see & photograph things hardly imaginable..

 

& I should add, it's a pleasure to work with such a talented friend and collaborator as Steph..

 

in every respect I consider myself fortunate like you cannot believe..

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i can't even imagine the shake-down me n' my buddies would get trying to fly into canuckistan and back! :lmao:

 

They know the plane well over in Oroville... one time, the main part of the process was the agent questioning me about the social life in Bellingham, since he was young, single, and had just transferred to Oroville from some large city in the south. Being double his age, I was not really in a position to be very helpful... though I'm guessing the night life in Oroville is fairly limited after about 5 pm, and he said as much....

 

yesterday there was a slight kerfuffle when they realized "Miss Abegg" was half Canadian. Her Canadian passport fixed things however.

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yesterday there was a slight kerfuffle when they realized "Miss Abegg" was half Canadian. Her Canadian passport fixed things however.

 

Yes it seemed odd he wanted proof I was Canadian, given we were entering the States.....

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Just yesterday I was twisting the arm of a friend for a Valhalla trip. Fantastic that the weather was so perfect for both the Valhallas and the Selkirks. I've never seen such detailed pics. Thank you so much!

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Just yesterday I was twisting the arm of a friend for a Valhalla trip. Fantastic that the weather was so perfect for both the Valhallas and the Selkirks. I've never seen such detailed pics. Thank you so much!

 

Well this should finalize the arm-twisting. =) I highly recommend the Valhallas, I've climbed there 2x and there's some great alpine rock fun to be had.

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Steph- thanks for sharing those spectacular pics!

John-your hobby is fantastic!!

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