Clements Mountain

Clements Mountain with a fresh dusting of snow

Originally this peak was named “Beaver Child”, after the name Blackfeet gave to Alexander Culbertson, a prominent fur trader of the mid 19th century who married into and lived amongst the Blackfeet faction called Kaina (currently the Blood tribe or Kanai first nation of southern Alberta). The current name of Clements Mountain is for Walter Clements, a man who negotiated the lease of the eastern half of the park to the U.S. government with the Blackfeet Nation (American side). Routes to the summit vary greatly in difficulty, but the easiest routes are non-technical. The first known ascent of Clements Mountain was by famed American mountaineer Norman Clyde, 13 years before the construction of the Going-to-the-Sun Road was complete!

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