Author Archives: Bill Kerr

About Bill Kerr

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

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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SSV Downhill ski Jan 30, 2020

Down hill day at sunshine on freshly waxed and tuned skis. Good snow although some blacks were icy but fresh edges were the ticket.  

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Sunshine Landing Jan 25, 2020 AT Ski trip

AT ski trip to Sunshine landing with Dave S. Skied up ski out. about 2 hours. and then another 2 or 2.5 hrs to top. 900 m and 16 km? Some up and down but stayed mostly along a ridge … Continue reading

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Nakiska Jan 7, 2020

Downhill day 45 km so 22 km of ski 6000 m 12 runs 4 hours Ankle feels good. Pleased with outcome of operation. Minimal swelling. Twice a week of hockey. Scoring more goals. Gradually getting over head cold. (three weeks) … Continue reading

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Prairie Mountain, Bragg Creek, Kananaskis Dec 21, 2019

  Snowy foggy day but terrible roads and high avi hazard so a good day to do prairie mtn.  Ran into many people we knew from past trips and the internet. Snow was wet and sticky and some balling issues … Continue reading

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Battalion Park Stairs, Signal Hill, SW, Calgary, Nov 24, 2019

Training with Toffee. Sorta sunny.  3 to 6 C and windy. Toque and gloves, light blue running jacket, track pants. Note will need long sleeve, buff or heavier toque/gloves if colder or windier. Did 5.5 laps or about 250 m. … Continue reading

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Battalion Park Stairs, Signal Hill, SW, Calgary, Nov 13, 2019

Battalion Park Stairs – three sets of wooden stairs that face south so lots of sun and chinook action. East Lower set is behind Lowes-Staples and is 20 m from my watch. Weird stairs – 125 steps with avg inch … Continue reading

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Top 10 Mountains Every Calgarian Should Know, Canadian Rockies, Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Calgary

      UPDATE- Added a dozen Most Significant Mountains in Area Top 13 Mountains Every Calgarian Should Know –  Your friends or relatives have arrived and you want to show them the mountains.  Or you take a family drive … Continue reading

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