Thank you to Clair Israelson for permitting the Park Warden Service Alumni to post his account of the 1985 Centennial Climb.
In the fall of 1984 Parks Canada management requested the Warden Service to propose events and projects to help celebrate
the 1985 Centennial of our National Park system. As the mountain National Parks were first used and explored by horse
outfitters and mountaineers, and since these traditional activities continue to be essential skills for park wardens today, we
decided an exploratory trip using horses for access and climbing previously unclimbed peaks in the Clearwater Group of Banff
Park was an exciting and appropriate Centennial project.