Mount Frink

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E of head of Ralph River, Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Provincial Park, Comox Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°39'46"N, 125°24'30"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 November 1978 on 92F/11, as submitted in 1972 by Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club.

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

"...during the summer of 1934 when they were first surveying the Plateau a university student from the States by name of Paul Henka (sp?)
asked the surveyors if they would name this piece of real estate...after his current girl friend, Miss Frink, a resident of Los Angeles. Paul's father was the Belgian consul, stationed in Victoria at that time." (Information received 1 February 1973 from Mr. L. Avent, Courtenay, a guide on Forbidden Plateau at the time the event occurred, file B.1.38)

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

"...named by a young tourist in honour of his girl friend." (the first submission to adopt this name, a September 1935 letter from R. Idiens, then-president of the Comox District Mountaineering Club, file F.2.34). Interestingly, the Club apparently had no concerns about this type of self-interested or subjective naming.

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

"...surveyors up there wanted a name for it, and a young lady in a mountaineering party requested that it be named for her fiancé, Frink." (7 November 1972 letter from Ruth Masters, Secretary, Comox District Mountaineering Club, file B.1.38)

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