Redoubt Peak

Alberta-BC boundary. Peak
Between heads of Geikie Creek andTonquin Creek
52.6906 N 118.2917 W — Map 83D/9 — GoogleGeoHackBivouac
Earliest known reference to this name is 1916 (Wheeler)
Name officially adopted in 1935
Official in BCCanada
Elevation: 3109 m
Ptarmigan Lake and Mt. Redoubt. Photo, F.W. Freeborn

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

Tonquin Pass and Geikie Range from the North (Vista Peak).
Photo, A.0. Wheeler

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 Alpine Club of Canada annual mountaineering 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.


  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “Report of Ptarmigan Lake Camp.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 7 (1916):89-96
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