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  Conrad Kain Biography
Conrad Kain (1883 - 1934) was born in Nasswald, Austria.
Conrad Kain is credited with over 50 first ascents but his most notable first ascent was Mount Robson in 1913 with Albert MacCarthy and William Foster.
Conrad Kain died six months after his 50th birthday, on the same day he climbed Mount Louis once again.
www.biographybase.com /biography/Kain_Conrad.html   (145 words)

  
 Conrad Kain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After a difficult start to his life in Austria, Conrad moved to Canada in 1909 to lead climbs at the Alpine Club of Canada's Lake O'Hara camp.
Conrad Kain died six months after his 50th birthday, on the same day he climbed Mount Louis once again.
The Alpine Club of Canada maintains an alpine hut (the Conrad Kain hut) in the Bugaboos where Kain also made a number of first ascents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conrad_Kain   (183 words)

  
 Jasper National Park - History - The Early People
The photographer for the expedition was Byron Harmon and the climbing experts were A.O. Wheeler, Conrad Kain, and the Reverend George Kinney.
Arriving at Moose City Conrad Kain experienced a taste of an end-of-steel village by having his clothes, some food, and a cook stove stolen while he was briefly out of his tent.
As Kain descended to the camp Curly Phillips declared that his previously believed "first assault" with George Kinney was not to the very summit of the mountain.
www.jaspernationalpark.com /early.html   (2084 words)

  
 Spiral Road George Kinney
Conrad Kain of Austria was the expedition guide, Byron Harmon of Banff was the official photographer, and Phillips and Kinney were among the assistants.
Kain made a thorough reconnaissance of Mount Robson, "and picked out what he claimed to be the proper route of ascent." [Wheeler 1912].
Conrad considered their feat remarkable, but would have been reluctant to have it falsely recorded as an official first ascent of the great peak.
www.spiralroad.com /sr/kinney/kinney4.html   (1460 words)

  
 Peaks of the Canadian Rockies
Kain, Conrad (Originally from Austria, Conrad Kain was one of the most highly respected of the early guides in the Canadian Rockies.) (see biog.) Official name.
According to "Where the Clouds can go," Conrad Kain’s autobiography/biography by J.M. Thorington, on July 16, 1911 Conrad was on the summit of Lynx Mountain with others in the 1911 Expedition to the Mount Robson Area.
Conrad Kain was born in Nasswald, Austria (see Nasswald Peak).
www.peakfinder.com /peakfinder.ASP?PeakName=mount+kain   (779 words)

  
 Alpine Club of Canada - Clubhouse and Mountain Huts / Conrad Kain Hut
In 1969, Bugaboo Glacier Provincial Park and the Bugaboo Alpine Recreation Area were set aside to preserve and protect this outstanding area of the Purcells.
In 1972, the Alpine Club of Canada erected the Conrad Kain Hut (named after the renowned alpinist who first visited the area in 1910), which, up until 2000, has been maintained by BC Parks as a base for climbers and to reduce visitor impact on the fragile timberline area below Snowpatch Spire.
Camping in Bugaboo Park in the Crescent Glacier area is restricted to tent pads situated below the Conrad Kain Hut at Boulder Camp (8 sites) and on Mount Applebea (20 sites).
www.alpineclubofcanada.ca /facility/kain.html   (811 words)

  
 BC Parks - Bugaboo Provincial Park, British Columbia
Harmon, Longstaff, A. Wheeler and the renowned guide Conrad Kain visited the Bugaboo area in 1910. Kain returned with the MacCarthys in 1916 and climbed the North Howser 'Tower' and the South Ridge of Bugaboo Spire, which he considered his most difficult Canadian ascent.
Thorington mapped the area and climbed with Kain in 1933 on Crescent Spire.
The Conrad Kain Hut Trail begins in the parking lot and follows the northern lateral moraine of Bugaboo Glacier.
www.britishcolumbia.com /ParksAndTrails/Parks/details/?ID=65   (833 words)

  
 Climb Mt. Robson with Berg Adventures International.
The Kain Face was first climbed by Conrad Kain in 1913.
The ascent reportedly required that Kain chop 6000 steps in the alpine ice of the mountain face that would later bear his name.
Today the Kain face is a challenging test for alpinists using modern equipment and technique.
www.bergadventures.com /trips/robson_itin.html   (637 words)

  
 Jasper National Park - History - The Early People
The photographer for the expedition was Byron Harmon and the climbing experts were A.O. Wheeler, Conrad Kain, and the Reverend George Kinney.
Arriving at Moose City Conrad Kain experienced a taste of an end-of-steel village by having his clothes, some food, and a cook stove stolen while he was briefly out of his tent.
As Kain descended to the camp Curly Phillips declared that his previously believed "first assault" with George Kinney was not to the very summit of the mountain.
www.canadianrockies.net /early.html   (2084 words)

  
 Canadian Mountain Holidays | About CMH - Safety
Most of our country's great peaks were first climbed by groups guided by stalwarts like Edward Feuz Jr., who made 78 first ascents in his 41-year career, and the legendary Conrad Kain, who led the first ascent of Mount Robson in 1913, one of his more than 50 firsts.
It's a tradition that Hans' fellow Austrian Conrad Kain followed in his long career, to "be courteous to all, and always give special attention to the weakest member of the party."
Over 50% of our guides are fully certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA), a process that generally takes ten years, and the rest meet the rigorous standards of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG).
www.canadianmountainholidays.com /about/safety   (566 words)

  
 Bugaboos - Bugaboo Alpine Adventures
Bugaboo Spire can be climbed by the original Kain route, which is mostly 4th or easy 5th class climbing with several harder pitches (up to 5.7) near the summit.
Although legendary guide Conrad Kain considered Snowpatch Spire to by unclimbable, there are several routes by which to ascend including the South East Corner (16 pitches 5.8) and the South West Ridge (8 pitches 5.9).
From the parking lot it is a steep hiking trail to the Kain Hut that ascends 700m (2300 ft) in 4.5 km (2.8 miles).
bugabooalpine.com /bugaboos.htm   (715 words)

  
 Conrad Kain hut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Conrad Kain hut is an alpine hut located in Bugaboo Provincial Park in British Columbia.
The hut was erected in 1972 and named after the renowned alpinist Conrad Kain who first visited the area in 1910.
Conrad Kain hut at the Alpine Club of Canada
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conrad_Kain_hut   (202 words)

  
 Bugaboo Spire:Canadian mountain climbs
The classic Kain route on Bugaboo Spire is a 5.5 climb, reached from Boulder Camp and Conrad Kain hut after crossing a small glacier.
After all, Austrian guide Conrad Kain originally did it in rope-soled shoes in 1916, and without a belay too...
View of the beautiful Howser Towers to the west from Kain route on Bugaboo Spire.
members.tripod.com /peakbagger/Climbs/Bugaboo/bugaboo.htm   (391 words)

  
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North Howser - East Face - South Ridge FA: Henry Frind, Albert MacCarthy, Bess MacCarthy, John Vincent, Conrad Kain, 8/1916 2.
Bugaboo - Kain Route FA: Albert MacCarthy, Bess MacCarthy, John Vincent, Conrad Kain, 8/1916 122.
Crescent - Southeast Slopes FA: J. Monroe Thorington, Conrad Kain, 6/1933 148.
www.stanford.edu /~clint/bugaboos/BUGFA.HTM   (1781 words)

  
 Albert H. (Mack) MacCarthy
In 1915 MacCarthy again hired Conrad Kain and made numerous first ascents in and around the Purcell Mountains: Mount Ethelbert, Commander Mountain, Jumbo Mountain, Mount Peter, Mount McCoubrey and Spearhead Peak, as well as several second ascents.
MacCarthy again hired Kain in 1917 and they made an ascent of Mount Hungabee with Bess MacCarthy, who became the first woman to climb this impressive mountain.
For many years the MacCarthy's attended the ACC camps and made numerous climbs throughout the Rockies but Mack's climbs with Conrad Kain became fewer with his increasing experience.
members.shaw.ca /beyondnootka/biographies/maccarthy.html   (723 words)

  
 Ptarmigan Tours: Purcell horse trekking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Conrad Kain, an Austrian guide, came to Canada to guide in the heyday of early climbing in the Canadian Rockies.
Conrad inspired us and we settled on the Skookumchuck Prairie, where the Rockies is the viewscape in our front yard, but our passion lies in our backyard in that same range, the still wild Purcells.
In the early 1930s, J. Munroe Thorington, president of the American Alpine Club and the author of the early climbing guides, would hire out Conrad with his small string of mountain horses to explore the far reaches of remote drainages that flow out of the Purcells into the Rocky Mountain Trench.
www.cyberlink.ca /~ptarmigan/trek.html   (831 words)

  
 Canadian Rockies with Chris Kulp
Mount Louis is one of Conrad Kain's great routes.
Kain climbed the horrendous chimney between the two ribs.
Kain ascended the deep gash between while the Perren variation climbs the distinct crack to the right of the chimney.
www.cosleyhouston.com /recent/01-06-kulp-louis.htm   (253 words)

  
 Mountain Climbing (Mountaineering) in the BC Rockies
Celebrated mountaineer and guide, Conrad Kain, was the first person to alert the world to the Bugaboos and their recreational mountaineering possibilities.
In 1972 the Alpine Club of Canada built the Conrad Kain Hut, which the Parks Division maintains.
It is used as a base for climbers and to reduce visitor impact on the fragile ecosystem.
bcadventure.com /adventure/explore/rockies/mclimbing/index.html   (617 words)

  
 Bugaboo Creek Steak House, Inc.
Then in 1910, a brave young mountain guide named Conrad Kain dared to be the first.
As they stopped to rest, one of the climbers exclaimed, "This is a veritable bugaboo," borrowing a mining term used by prospectors to describe a dead-end lead.
Kain took his scoff as a challenge and vowed to reach the top of the spectacular range before him and name it the Bugaboo Mountains.
www.scripophily.net /bugcreksteak.html   (621 words)

  
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Difficulty: Two or three hours of sustained uphill climbing, traversing narrow ledges and climbing one ladder will get you to the Conrad Kain Hut.
While it’s by no means an easy feat, the rewards are worth the effort and the trek a great one for fit families in search of great views and climbing.
It is closed in winter, when the only way to access the Bugaboos’ world-renowned ski terrain is through heli-skiing trips run from a luxury lodge not far from the parking and trailhead.
www.zeelinx.com /DetailsC1L1328T9.aspx   (267 words)

  
 Climbing in BC - The Bugaboos
At the parking lot you will find chicken wire that is used to protect the undercarriage of your vehicle from the many porcupines there that like to chew on the brake lines, drive belts, and any other rubber parts they can get their teeth on.
Use a rope, and try to be off the col as soon as possible to avoid the afternoon soft snow and rockfall.
The aspiring alpinist should consider the Kain route (III 5.6) and perhaps the North East Ridge (IV 5.7) on Bugaboo Spire, the West Ridge of Pigeon Spire (a must do, II 5.4), and possibly the South West Ridge of Snowpatch Spire (IV 5.6).
www.geocities.com /alpineclimbs/bugaboos.htm   (701 words)

  
 Canadian Mountain Holidays | Heli-Skiing - Guide Qualifications
Most of our country's great peaks were first climbed by groups guided by stalwarts like Edward Feuz Jr., who made 78 first ascents in his 41-year career, and the legendary Conrad Kain, who led the first ascent of Mount Robson in 1913, one of his more than 50 firsts.
It's a tradition that Hans' fellow Austrian Conrad Kain followed in his long career, to "be courteous to all, and always give special attention to the weakest member of the party."
A third of our guides are fully certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA), a process that generally takes ten years, and the rest meet the rigorous standards of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG).
www.cmhski.com /hike/safety_waiver/qualifications   (318 words)

  
 Rock Climbing.com View topic - Kain hut, whooping cough, no joke.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Oh and it is spelt KAIN by the way.
Conrad Kain was a hard man. A legend of the Canadian Rockies.
Your story is weird because Conrad Kain died of complications having to do with a cough or pneumonia or something.
www.rockclimbing.com /topic/95072   (195 words)

  
 The Northeast Ridge of Bugaboo Spire.
I knew that I was a pansy for thinking the hike was difficult when hearty men like Conrad Kain and vigorous women like Bess MacCarthy and Mrs.
We were scheduled to climb the classic route, the Northeast Ridge of Bugaboo Spire, but I secretly longed that the weather would be as miserable as everyone had told me that the Purcell Range weather could be.
When we approached the north summit, we rappelled from the ridgeline so that we could traverse between the north and south summits in an effort to use the Kain Route to descend.
www.piquaclimber.com /past/bugaboos/bugaboospire/bugaboospire.htm   (2068 words)

  
 Alpine Accidents in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Description: Two climbers were cooking at the camp above the Conrad Kain hut, when boiling water was knocked off the Svea stove and over the boots of one of them, resulting in severe second degree burns to both ankles.
The victim was evacuated from the Conrad Kain Hut by helicopter.
Analysis: Although this accident did not involve climbing, it is included because mountaineers far from help are occasionally left injured or without shelter because of a mishap with a stove.
alpineclub-edm.org /accidents/accident.asp?id=23   (179 words)

  
 Bugaboo Spire - Kain Route (South Ridge), August 2004
We drove back to the fork, turned left and continued on to the Conrad Kain Hut Trailhead parking area.
Within minutes, we caught the slower of the two retired medical doctors we spoke with at the parking lot the night before and together hiked the remaining distance to the hut.
It was beginning to look as if the Kain Route would be all we would accomplish on this trip to the Bugs.
www.sverdina.com /bugaboo/bugaboo1.htm   (2350 words)

  
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However Kain was not one to just pass such things by, and in August of 1916 he returned in force to the headwaters of Bugaboo Creek with none other than the ledgendary A. MacCarthy with whom he had climbed the formidible Mt Louis, near Banff, earlier the same year.
The route was sufficiently complex to give Conrad Kain ample opportunity to demonstrate his mastery of route finding, over the tricky bergshrund and cutting steps up the 50 degree slope in the grand old style.
There was no way around it, and Conrad and John realized they were in a bit of a "bugaboo", hence the name of the region and the peak.
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 Kain - CCG: Legacy of Kain: Defiance Cheats
Return to the dark intrigue of Nosgoth, where the vampire Kain pursues his fallen While their adversaries plot their destruction, Kain and Raziel must
Kevin C Kain is a researcher for the University Health Network, one of the largest cancer research institutes in North America.
The next chapter in the epic Legacy of Kain series is a cutting-edge Legacy of Kain: Defiance combines the strong storyline and adventure gameplay that
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 Bugaboo Provinical Park, British Columbia, Canada
The view gets better and better as you hike the trail 2400 feet in 3 miles towards Kain Hut, which has a breathtaking view of the Bugaboo Glacier, soaring granite spires, and the sedimentary Rocky Mountains.
This trail makes a fantastic day hike and awesome overnight hike, with convenient shelter in Kain Hut (which for a fee, provides propane stoves and reservable space for people with a sleeping bag).
Left: Carol climbs a ladder on the trail to Kain Hut, which is steep and exposed.
www.photoseek.com /CanadaBugaboo.html   (534 words)

  
 Bugaboos Mountains Alberta Canada mountain climbers climbing courses adventure Mountaineering rock climbing Granite ...
We can't imagine a better place in which to be initiated into the skills and techniques needed on alpine rock routes.
From the base at the spacious Conrad Kain Hut we can easily reach the perfect training areas to be found in the Crescent Spires each day.
Accommodations: The Conrad Kain Hut, a large, attractive hut in a spectacular position beneath the 'Spires' will be the accommodation for the trip.
www.adventures.ca /gasnet/1507-4.htm   (680 words)

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