|Located 5 km west of Chilko Lake, just south of Franklyn Arm. It is at the head of Glasgow Creek, Good Hope Creek and Farrow Creek. Good Hope was first reported in a CAJ article in 1912 by Malcolm Goddard, but was not climbed till 10 years later. However, Good Hope was not climbed until a decade later, by Bishop, chief surveyor of British Columbia. The peak was climbed by R.P. Bishop and his assistant, George Durham, during triangulation surveys in 1922. |
Name Notes: The name refers to the armoured cruiser H.M.S. Good Hope. It was named in 1924 by surveyor R.P. Bishop. The Good Hope was sunk off the coast of Chile in the Battle of Coronel, November 1, 1914. See
Peaks Named after Battle of Coronel.
1. From Good Hope Creek (1921) Bishop. Bare glacier, then easy snow gullies. From Franklyn Arm on Chilko Lake, find the ruins of an old wooden structure and wharf, and climb through the trees to reach the flower covered meadows below the Good Hope Glacier. This is a good camping spot. On the second day ascend up the glacier and peak. The lower parts of the glacier will be bare ice, in later summer and crampons are useful. Roping up is advised on all these glaciers due to crevasse danger. At the head of the glacier, the route joins the Glasgow Lakes route, coming up from the other side. From there wrap around the mountain and ascend various snow gulleys to the summit. 7 hours from camp in meadows.
Equipment: Ice axe, glacier rope, (crampons)
AvgTime: 2 days from the end of Franklin Arm.
2. From Farrow Creek (1953) Leon Blumer, Alan Melville, Elfrida Pigou, Dave Young. Bush in Farrow creek, moderate snow gulleys, easy glacier travel. From camp at foot of Goddard Glacier, ford Farrow Creek, and begin climbing through heavy bush to gain the "Prow" of Good Hope. The Prow is the prominent rock point which splits the Goddard Glacier, with Boulanger Creek going west and Farrow Creek going southeast. From the prow, cross several glaciers and climb until reaching the top of the Good Hope Glacier. From here the route is the same as the Glasgow Creek and Good Hope Creek routes. Follow various steep gullys and/or rock ribs (as per first ascent) to the summit. 11 hours from camp. Equipment: Ice axe, glacier gear
3. From Glasgow Lakes (August 1981) Steve Grant, Robin Tivy. Very steep snowface, may be icy. Crampons. Climb steep snow or ice up the Glasgow Glacier to join the other routes above.
Distance: 12 km
Equipment: Ice axe, perhaps rope, crampons and ice screws
Average Time: 2 days from Chilko Lake