Author Archives: Bill Kerr

About Bill Kerr

Weekend climber, scrambler and backcountry skier from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

West Wind Pass -Windtower May 16, 2020

Mostly easy walk to pass with some snow in trees. Heavy snow there after with some spots well over 2 m deep. Lots of people and trails but no over night freeze so all falling apart. Did about 550 m … Continue reading

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Exshaw Mountain Loop May 8, 2020

Parked at school park lot and went across new bridge and over to trailhead, Dry to summit in 1 hr 15 min from car and then decided to do loop which involved slow post holing to waist in the rain/sleet … Continue reading

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Quarantine Activities March 14 to May 14

Bike riding, dog walking, stairs and basement workouts.

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Mockingbird Lookout April 25, 2020

Trail was hard snow so carried snowshoes to summit. 400m? Recognized Steve Tober from his pictures and had a good chat. We both picked this trip because of Sonny’s report. Smaller world than usual. Tested the tactical antenna and could … Continue reading

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Baofeng UV-5R Tactical Folding Antenna Test, March 20, 2020

ABBREE 42.5 inch VHF/UHF Tactical Folding Antenna for Baofeng UV-5R (with one fold. can double fold see pic in previous post) Test of Tactical Folding antenna(self isolating in my car) 42.5-Inch Length ABBREE SMA-Female Dual Band 144/430Mhz Foldable CS Tactical … Continue reading

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Baofeng UV-5R VHF/UHF Radios for Backcountry Ski Use March, 2020

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Diana Lake Feb 28 to March 2, 2020 Backcountry Ski Cabin Trip

Backcountry ski trip to Diana Lake Lodge In to cabin on Friday and out on Monday. Some very good snow and skiing. Cabin has been upgraded and was very good for our group with 6 in the cabin … Continue reading

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Stairs, dog walking and hockey

Hockey – twice a week. Stairs with Toffee sat 22nd – 330 m or 7 times. sunny, 6 C but windy. Dog walk every day.

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SSV – downhill Feb 17, 2020

Solid day with Wietse. Legs felt good. Mostly sunny day but a little cool. Forecast was overcast and flurries. Lots of runs.  22 or so.

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SSV skiout and Wawa Feb 11, 2020

Training run with the Nunataq’s Light snow but sunny for run down. 740 m and 12.4 km. 2.5 hrs up to top of Wawa. Steady pace (~300 m/hr) Felt good. Strong ski down. Top to park lot in 30 min. … Continue reading

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