Tag Archives: Banff

Tower of Babel Banff Scramble July 1, 2021

Scramble with Kevin K and Stu. About 6 km and 550 m The rock is Quartzite so harder and breaks into blocks and rectangles so not as stable in piles versus limestone and shale. Very slippery when wet. Trail not … Continue reading

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

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

      UPDATE- Added Twenty Significant Mountaineering Objectives in the Calgary Area – https://www.billkerr.ca/index.php/20-notable-or-significant-mountains-for-alpine-climbers-scramblers-in-the-canadian-rockies-and-nearby-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 … 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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Sulphur Mountain, Banff June 1, 2019

Smoke has been an issue so picked this based on smoke maps, rain on gondola cams and recent report on FB. Worked great as no smoke and great day. Arrived early ~ 830 so parking fine. About 670 m to … Continue reading

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Sunshine AT ski – Wawa Dec 15, 2018

High avi hazard so just did SSV New skis and bindings – but skied like any stiff Volkl ski – maybe a bit light. 2 hrs 20 to base Wawa and 3 hrs to top trees ~ 800 m Carried … Continue reading

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Stuart Knob – Castle Mountain North Peak Scramble July 15, 2018

Stuart Knob and Castle mountain North – true summit. Long walk – about 29 or 30 km and 1600+m and 12.5 hours with breaks. Gained basin and across limestone pavement then cut right up scree through weakness in rockband(no trail … Continue reading

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Ptarmigan Peak, Lake Louise, Banff Park June 24, 2017

Bike, hike and alpine snow climb on a good overnight freeze. About 1400 m and 21 km. The down climb to notch was exposed. See pics. Pics

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