Mount Kerr (BC)
2863m (9394ft.)

Located at the head of the Little Yoho River and Kiwetinok Creek; Mount Kerr's northern outlier forms the south buttress of Kiwetinok Pass. Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 30; 20 Longitude 116; 35; 40, Topo map 82N/10


Named by Edward Whymper in 1907. Kerr, Robert (Passenger Traffic Manger for the CPR, Robert Kerr played a major role in arranging for the visits of Edmund Whymper to the Canadian Rockies.) Official name.

First ascended in 1901 by Edward Whymper, guided by J. Bossoney, C. Kaufmann, C. Klucker, J. Pollinger.

Photo: Looking southwest to the summit block of Mount Kerr from the upper Little Yoho Valley
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Other Information
Photo: Mount Kerr from the Little Yoho Valley

Mount Kerr is marked incorrectly on the NTS topo map and on the Map Town Publishing Lake Louise/Yoho map. The peak is the high point at 282058.

Mount Kerr is a very prominent little mountain from the upper Little Yoho valley and the Stanley Mitchell ACC hut.

Please note that there is another Mount Kerr in the Canadian Rockies in Jasper National Park.

Scrambling Routes
An easy scramble from Kiwetinok Pass. The most straightforward ascent in Little Yoho Valley, Mount Kerr is readily approached by a well-trodden hiking trail to Kiwetinok Pass. The summit view is vastly better than what you glimpse from the pass, and includes glaciated peaks in the Purcell and Selkirk ranges far to the west. An ice axe could be needed if snow patches linger; try from mid-July on. Kane

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