Author Archives: Bill Kerr

About Bill Kerr

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

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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Shunga-la-she, September 13, 2019 Sheep Prov Park, Kananaskis

Good scramble with Dave S, Kevin P, Roy and John. About 13.5 km and 1100 m 8 hours.  Got wet and snowed on at top but cleared on way down. Went by bridge and good trail just past bridge up … Continue reading

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Wasatch Peak, Banff Lake Louise September 3, 2019

Good hike/scramble with Kevin P. 19 km and 980 m about 8 hours. really blocky above the col but found a better scree dirt gully to come down. Pics

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Twin Towers behind Heart, Aug 29, 2019

  Afternoon excursion with Kevin P. Bypassed downclimb after Grant MacEwan on East side of ridge but poor sidehilling with very little trail. Not recommended. Went back up downclimb which was difficult to low 5th class so stiffer than remember. … Continue reading

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Mount Burke and Burke North Loop, August 24, 2019 Kananaskis

Mount Burke is 970 m and loop with Burke North is 1100 m and 12.6 km. Some moderate down scrambling to get off Burke and along ridge.  Some easy/moderate scrambling to get up buttress to gain summit of Burke North. … Continue reading

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Ha Ling August 15, 2019 Canmore

New trail is quite good. Good but crowded. Longer but lower angle. Lots of new rock steps/staircases and then several sets of suspended wooden stairs at treeline where the trail always eroded. It is designed for heavy use so that is … Continue reading

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