Mount Kerr Scramble

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British Columbia, Canada, North America
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Time Required:
Half a day
Rock Difficulty:
Class 3

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Mount Kerr Scramble
Created On: Dec 13, 2007
Last Edited On: Mar 23, 2013


Iceline Trail

This is an easy scramble once you have hiked the 10km+ into Little Yoho Valley. Simply hike west another 3km to Kiwetinok Lake which is the pass between Kiwetinok Peak and Mount Kerr. My partner took a dip in the lake (photo) (watch out for the ice floes).

Route Description

Kiwetinok Lake (Pass)
Mount Kerr

This is a 2500’+/- ascent from the campground or hut. Proceed up a snow slope and/or rubble slope left of the lake. Head south and up to a modest ridge line and down climb one short section and the summit will come quickly and uneventfully. We actually saw a small funnel cloud touch a mountain peak. This is an extremely unusual phenomenon to witness in the Rockies, but it was a stormy and rainy day. Mount Kerr’s summit offers a great view of the northeast side of Mount Carnarvon, which is a recommended and more challenging scramble on this web site. Our views were quite limited otherwise. There was plenty of snow and ice to deal with for July in this section of the Rockies.

After we bagged President and Vice President, via the Emerald Glacier the next day, we hiked out of Little Yoho Valley via the Iceline Trail for 12km which encompasses superb views (photos). This made for a rather significant and scenic loop in Yoho National Park.

Essential Gear

This is mostly a hike, but of course carry bear spray, map, compass and whatever else you deem necessary to protect yourself from the man eating Pikas.


Mount Kerr Scramble

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