Redoubt Peak

Alberta-BC boundary. Peak
BC-Alberta boundary between heads of Geikie and Tonquin Creeks
52°41’26” N 118°17’30” W — Map 83D/9 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1916 (Wheeler).
Name officially adopted in 1935. Official in BCCanada
Ptarmigan Lake and Mt. Redoubt. Photo, F.W. Freeborn

Ptarmigan Lake and Mt. Redoubt. Photo, F.W. Freeborn
Canadian Alpine Journal 1916

In fortifications, redoubts are works constructed within others, in order to prolong their defense, or afford a retreat for troops. The name was known at the 1915 Canadian Alpine Club annual camp at Ptarmigan Lake.

The peak was first climbed in 1927 by F.H. Slark and F. Rutis, who met with a fatal accident on descending. Their bodies were never found.

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “Report of Ptarmigan Lake Camp.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 7 (1916):89-96. Alpine Club of Canada
  • 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
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860-1945]. “A. L. Mumm — An Appreciation.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 16 (1926–1927):173. Alpine Club of Canada
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