I instructed an ACC intro to mountaineering course July 11-14 in the Bugaboos.
We stayed at the Kain Hut. The hut and Applebee campground were both quite busy.
There is still snow below the hut elevation. We had great travel conditions on The Hound’s Tooth, BS Col, Pigeon Fork of the Bugaboo Glacier, and Eastpost Spire.
The BS Col was in excellent condition with deep secure steps (we wore crampons), good snow right to the col and no bergschrund issues. We didn’t wear crampons on the rest of our snow/glacier travel. The snow was soft, offering fast and easy travel, and snow coverage on the glaciers was excellent.
We turned around just below the Hound’s Tooth - Marmolata Col because of warm temps and deep isothermal snow. Bringing avalanche safety gear (transceiver, shovel, probe) is probably a good idea until it turns to a true solid summer snowpack. See the photo of the recent natural cornice triggered deep slab avalanche on the Pigeon Feathers.
On Eastpost Spire there is a firm snowpatch just before the final summit pitch, that could be a slip / fall hazard. There are currently big bucket steps but it could start to deteriorate with the warm weather, being a hazard until it fully melts. The rest of the NW ridge route was snow free.
ACMG / IFMGA Mountain Guide