‘It’s going to change the Bugaboos forever’: Large rockfall found on Snowpatch Spire in B.C.
INVERMERE — Mountain guide James Madden was flying over Snowpatch Spire in Bugaboo Provincial Park last week surveying weather conditions when he saw dust clouds.
He then snapped photos of a huge rockfall on the northeast side of the iconic peak in southeast British Columbia, which has shocked the climbing community.
“It was a surprise,” he said. “To see something that large is quite surprising.”
Madden, who has used the park for nearly 20 years, said the loose rocks left behind will be a hazard for anyone walking in the area for years to come.
“From the climbing industry, it’s going to change the Bugaboos forever,” he said.
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