Fresnoy Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, N of head of Rice Brook, NE of Bush Arm Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°59'48''N, 117°13'01''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in 1920 by the Geographic Board of Canada for inclusion on BC-Alberta Boundary Atlas map #20, as named in 1918 by interprovincial boundary surveyors.

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

After Fresnoy, a small farming village northwest of Arras in northern France, the site of a fierce battle in April 1917 that virtually destroyed the village, and the 3rd Battle of the Scarpe 3-5 May 1917, culminating in Canadian troops capturing the village; Fresnoy was recaptured by the Germans three days later, in a counterattack that pushed the Canadians and British back and established the frontline just outside the village.

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

James Outram, guided by Christian Kaufmann is credited with first ascent, 1902; Outram had dubbed this "Consolation Mountain".

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.