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Mount Kerr

The last summit of Little Yoho trip. Mike and I took a necessary energy break at Kiwetinok Pass. We thought about leaving Kerr for the next day, but I didn't agree with this plan as we were uncertain about the weather... I'd like to get up Kerr in good weather. This is probably the most popular scramble in this area, as there's a beaten path, as well as tens of cairns. With basic sense of route-finding, it was hard to get lost. With good attitude, we arrived at the first summit, the official summit of Kerr.

To make sure we summitted Kerr, we had to make to the next high point, known as the true summit. There's about 100m elevation loss in between, which was frustrating... Minor rock bands on the connecting ridge presented some route-finding issues, and we had to drop usually towards skier's left to overcome them. The final trudge up the true summit reminded Mike about Read's Tower. It's an easy scramble. The summit cairn was huge, and to get a panorama, I had to climb up it, which was a bit sketchy...

We took our time on the way down due to the looseness of the ground. It was easy to twist an ankle when you're tired. We could also find a snow slope which offered great plunge-stepping. The rest of the day back to camp was a slog, but due to the evening sun, we got great views. This is definitely the highlight of summer 2012 so far. Success on 4 remote peaks, difficult fun scrambling, snow climb, great company, and the view like this.

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