Scarp Mountain

Alberta-BC boundary. Mountain
Alta-BC boundary, S of headwaters of Geikie Creek
52°38’00” N 118°21’30” W — Map 083D09 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in BCCanada

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 [1835–1902]. Ocean to ocean: Sanford Fleming’s expedition through Canada in 1872. Toronto : Belford Brothers, 1877. Google Books
  • 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
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