Kent Popovitch

Image by Kent Popovitch

Photo © Kent Popovitch

A good friend once said, “Enjoy the moment, you only got it once!” When I took this photo we were truly enjoying the moment. What could be better than reaching the top of the Bugaboo-Snowpatch col in a high wind (note wind-driven snow crystals) at sunrise. Ascending the col is to follow in the footsteps of giants. As I watched my friends going through the motions of kick, step, breathe and repeat I can’t help but think of how Conrad Kain made the same journey, an adventure that would be the inspiration for not only myself but for thousands of others in the Bugaboos.