Portcullis Peak

Feature type: Peak (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: S of Geikie Creek
Latitude: 52°40’30”
Longitude: 118°24’00”
NTS map: 83D/9
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

A portcullis is a strong frame or grating, formed of vertical and horizontal bars of wood or iron, suspended by chains, and made to slide up and down in vertical grooves at the sides of the gateway of a fortress, so as to be capable of being quickly let down as a defence against assault. The feature was named by interprovincial boundary survey party under Wheeler and Cautley in 1921.

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur O. and Cautley, R.W. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part III-A. Topographical surveys of the watershed. 1922, 1923, 1924. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924

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