Scarp Mountain

Feature type: Mountain
Province: British Columbia
Location: Alta-BC boundary, S of headwaters of Geikie Creek
Latitude: 52°38’00”
Longitude: 118°21’30”
NTS map: 83D/9
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

This feature was named by interprovincial boundary survey of Wheeler and Cautley in 1921. Scarp is short for escarp, a steep bank or wall.

George Grant, on first seeing the Rocky Mountains in 1871, said, “The line was defined, and the scarp as clear, as if they had been hewn and chiselled for a fortification.”

References:

  • Grant, George Monro. Ocean to ocean: Sanford Fleming’s expedition through Canada in 1872. Toronto : Belford Brothers, 1877
  • 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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