Tricouni Peak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Cypress Peak on the Squamish-Cheakamus divide, W of Whistler, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°00'50''N, 123°14'41''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 22 June 1967 on 92J, as an established local name.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named in 1931 by Tom Fyles et al, first ascent party, "...Tricouni Mountain was the name suggested for the peak, as from the distance it had the appearance of three cones..." (article & photograph by Tom Fyles, Canadian Alpine Journal vol XX, 1931, p.63). Note the subsequent slight misinterpretation: "...named by first ascent party because of its resemblance to a 3-pointed tricouni boot nail..." (February 1967 letter from D. Culbert, author of Climbers Guide to the Coastal Ranges of British Columbia, file P.1.51).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office