Bastille Mountain
2545m (8350ft.)

Located on the Continental Divide north of the head of Bastille Creek; west Buttress of Surprise Pass. Park, Major headwaters Smoky & Fraser rivers.
Latitude 53; 52; 20 Longitude 120; 01; 35, Topo map 93H/16


Named by Interprovincial Boundary Survey in 1923. The name presumably refers to the impregnable aspect of the feature; an extremely steep shale slope extends almost 5 km from Bastille Mountain to Wallbridge Mountain. Official name.

Looking west to Bastille Mountain while approaching Surprise Pass on the Great Divide Trail (courtesy Paula Duncan)
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Looking west to Bastille Mountain while approaching Surprise Pass on the Great Divide Trail (courtesy Paula Duncan)

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