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Peter Botte Mountain

in the island of Mauritius; so called from a Dutchman who scaled its summit, but lost his life in coming down. It is a rugged cone, more than 2,800 feet in height.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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