Conquering mountains, 1916 style
In 1916, Austrian mountain guide Conrad Kain climbed the Bugaboo Spire, a 3,204-metre mountain in eastern British Columbia. It was considered one of the toughest climbs ever done in Canada until the 1940s, before rock climbing gear was invented.
A hundred years later, Bryan Thompson and three others decided to brave this alpine adventure using only the gear and food that would have been available to Conrad back in 1916.
The team has completed the climb last month. Bryan joins Candy to talk about the experience.
Bryan's team and their alpine adventure are the subject of an upcoming documentary, Hobnails and Hemp Rope. Watch the trailer: