May 25 – Hobnails & Hemp Rope

Hobnails And Hemp Rope pays homage to Conrad Kain, Austrian-Canadian explorer and the ACC’s first professional mountain guide, whose team successfully reached the Bugaboo Spire’s summit in 1916. To celebrate the Kain expedition, four modern-day climbers used gear, food and climbing gear similar to what would have been used 100 years before. Scaling this coveted mountain is no easy climb. The granite spire rises up to an elevation of 3,204 meters and rests between the Vowell and Crescent Glaciers.
Members and Non-Members are invited to attend the Ottawa premiere of the screening of the adventure to commemorate the 1916 ascent of the Bugaboo Spire.
When: Thursday May 25 @ 7:00pm
Where: ByTowne Cinema – 325 Rideau St, Ottawa
Tickets: $12 General Admission; $8 for ByTowne Members
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) in association with the ByTowne Cinema are pleased to present the Ottawa premiere of Hobnails and Hemp Rope, a 25-minute documentary about the Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb Project.
Greg Gransden, director of Hobnails and Hemp Rope, and Bryan Thompson, expedition leader, will be on hand to answer audience questions after the screening. A stunning collection of Ivan Petrov’s expedition photography will be on display, along with vintage mountaineering gear and research materials used on the project.

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