Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 9, 2013 - 10:24am PT
hey. What is the best way to get from Calgary airport to the Bugaboos without renting a car? or is flying to Vancouver better? Is it even realistic? Is hitchhiking a good option around mid august?
is two weeks enough to have a decent chance for good conditions and weather on north howser, or is it too little?
Yeah, I got a partner, but the car rental is so expensive:/
It doesn't look like public transport gets you anywhere near the trailhead. Bummer..
Maybe someone who drives there regularly from Calgary when the weather gets good reads this?!
What are your summer plans?
Ben.....I'll be in Tajikistan this August. Let's consider something for next year. How is Jacques?
Bugaboos are a little difficult to access. Try to team up with some Norte Americanos who are planning to go about the same time. Offer to split gas costs etc. from Calgaray.
yes most definitely! We should try to do something next year, yeah. That would be great.
My dad is well! We will climb in the Valley together this September. Looking forward to that.
Hopefully we can find someone to split gas and maybe won't have to rent a car. Although the Howser tower does look like it's worth a little investment.
Could you be into climbing at the Creek this November?
Bruce, thanks for the info!!
i don't know bruce millar or chris weidner. but do you have an email address, or a topo of Rienhold PussyCat? you can PM me the email address, so it's not in the www.
is it an open project or are bruce and chris working on it?
Airport car rentals commonly have extra taxes: to pay for the airport, raise revenue from tourism/business travel, etc.
Taking a shuttle into town and renting a car at a non-airport office is usually cheaper. A quick search at Kayak.com looks like $56 instead of $105, a big difference. But still not cheap.
There are sometimes lower tier agencies that buy their fleet from the used stock of the brand name companies. The car might have 10k miles on it, but who cares, right?
Ask your insurance company and credit card company before you go whether or not you can decline the car rental insurance that they push on you.
Also, I sometimes found that a plane ticket and car rental to SeaTac is a much cheaper way to get to Squamish than flying into Vancouver and renting a car there. However, Montana might not have many options to serve you.
You can take a bus from Calgary to Golden, BC and from there I'd bet that you can pretty easily find some locals or others headed into the Bugs to help get you to the trailhead - especially if you're willing to throw down some beer and gas money. Higher Ground Mountaineering in downtown Golden has a pretty helpful staff. Good luck! It'll be well worth the trip.