Faith Col

(2 routes)

The descent to the Dobson Valley is steep and requires considerable care. A better descent route is found by sidling north from Faith Col then following down a leading ridge on the south side of the Hourglass Glacier.

Type: 
Pass
Altitude: 
2125m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.800400000000, 169.975000000000
NZMS260: 
H37 666 075
Topo50: 
BY15 567 458
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Faith Col 2
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Faith Col provides difficult access from the Dobson Valley to the Richardson Glacier and the upper Hopkins Valley. The ascent from the Dobson Valley is steep and requires considerable care. A preferable route, despite the name, is via Tragedy Col. An alternative, though longer route is to continue up valley to near the Hourglass Glacier, where a leading spur gives good access to Faith Col.
Samuel Turner, Peter Graham, Frank Milne, March 1914
From the Hopkins 1
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Faith Col provides access from the upper Hopkins Valley to Mt Hopkins via the east ridge, and to the Dobson Valley. Ascent to the col from the Richardson Glacier is straightforward.
A.C. Dick, J.O.F.Hamilton. January 1951
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