Author Archives: Bill Kerr

About Bill Kerr

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

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 https://dianalake.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/dianalakelodge/ https://www.instagram.com/dianalakelodge/ 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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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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