Redoubt Peak

Feature type: Peak (2)
Province: Alberta-BC boundary
Location: BC-Alberta boundary between heads of Geikie and Tonquin Creeks
Latitude: 52°41’26”
Longitude: 118°17’30”
NTS map: 83D/9
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Also listed at Geographical Names in Canada
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In fortifications, redoubts are works constructed within others, in order to prolong their defense, or afford a retreat for troops. The feature was named by interprovincial boundary survey of Wheeler and Cautley in 1921.

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 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, 1921
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860-1945 ]. “The Alpine Club of Canada’s expedition to Jasper Park, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson region, 1911.” Canadian Alpine Journal, 4 (1912):8-81. Alpine Club of Canada
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