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Bob S.'s photos of this same trip.
|This is where the hiking restriction begins on Paradise Valley Trail. Parks Canada requires hiking groups of no less than six persons, and each person must stay within three metres of the next closest person.
|Sheol Mountain actually looks spectacular in this foreshortened view from Paradise Valley.
|This is the avalanche slope which is the usual ascent route for Sheol Mountain.
|A huge avalanche roars down the north face of Mount Temple across the valley. Click on the photo to see a short video (724 kb SWF file) of this avalanche.
|Despite the heat and the long haul up the steep avalanche slope, Linda is still all smiles.
|This is the beginning of the right-hand gully as described by Kane.
|Dinah scrambles up ledges of loose rubble.
|Bob S., Dan and Bob P. surmount a minor rock band.
|There is actually some delightful scrambling to be had on the upper mountain.
|Linda and Dan pause to survey the view of Paradise Valley. Peaks visible in the distance include (L to R) Pinnacle Mountain, Eiffel Peak, Deltaform Mountain, Neptuak Mountain and Hungabee Mountain.
|The summit of Sheol Mountain is beyond the ridge top at far right.
|Dinah works her way down a rock step. Lake Annette is about 800 metres below her.
|Linda turns to gawk at the ridge leading up to Haddo Peak.
|The summit of Sheol Mountain is the last bump on the left.
|Linda takes the last few steps before the summit where Bob S. is standing.
|With Haddo Peak in the background, a bunch of happy scramblers sit on the 2779-metre summit of Sheol Mountain. Sitting behind Bob P. are (L to R) Sonny, Dan, Frank and Dinah. Standing are Bob S. and Linda.
|Dan, Dinah and Linda climb back over a knob on the summit ridge.
|Frank poses for another potential book cover.
|Dinah points in the general direction of where she lost her sunglasses. Bob P. would eventually retrieve them for her. She would then offer him a free milkshake even though Bob P. is lactose intolerant.
|Here is another look at the north face of Mount Temple.
|The group descends the avalanche slope.