The Kusam Klimb is set over Bill's Trail. For more information and a trail guide see under the 'About' tab on the web site home page.
Bill says God has a hand in how the Klimb came about. When he and his Irish Setter dog, 'Ribs' were looking for a house in Sayward Ribs jumped out of the pickup on the corner of Sabre Road barking with great excitement as if to say, 'Yeah! Yeah! this is it!'. There is a water line to the house that Bill extended a trail past right to the mountain top. Bill also built an access trail for Mt H'Kusam around the other side. He had it on the back of his mindthat this would connect up with the trail from his house to make an athletic event possible. It would be Sayward's answer to the Great Walk to Tahsis. (Kim, Linda and another lady Terri were thinking the same thing about this time as well). One day when raking the trail Bill met Terri and her husband John who were athletic event organisers. He shared some photographes with them and they all discussed their vision of an athletic event. There were meetings and soon the event was born.
It is thanks to Bill and a handfull of volunteers that the trail is maintained and prepeared for every klimb. As he knows the mountain so well he is a great resource when identifying where photo's are taken on the mountain.
Bill participated in the first Klimb & is threatening to do it again in his 70th birthday year!
On Klimb day Bill sits at Checkpoint 1 in the morning and Checkpoint 4 in the afternoon. Smile, wave or shout 'hello Bill!' as you pass.
Here's a photo of Bill at the summit of Mt H'Kusam having just updated the sign post with Jerusalem.