Casemate Mountain

British Columbia. Mountain
Headwaters of Geikie Creek
52°41’00” N 118°21’00” W — Map 83D/9 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1921.
Name officially adopted in 1951. Official in BCCanada
Mt. Casemate (left) and Mt. Postern (right) looking across the Geikie Valley from Drawbridge
Cyril G. Waters, 1926

Mt. Casemate (left) and Mt. Postern (right) looking across the Geikie Valley from Drawbridge
Cyril G. Waters, 1926
Canadian Alpine Journal 1927

Adopted 17 January 1951 on Jasper Park (north) map, as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet 28, 1921. The feature was named by the interprovincial boundary survey party of Wheeler and Cautley.

In fortifications, a casemate is a vaulted chamber build in the ramparts of a fortress, with openings for defensive fire.

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 II. 1917 to 1921. From Kicking Horse Pass to Yellowhead Pass.. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924
  • Wates, Cyril G. [1883–1946]. “The Ramparts in 1927.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 16 (1927):85-95. Alpine Club of Canada
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Casemate Mountain

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