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Big walls above Paradise Valley # 3969

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Date: 1993.10.01
Vantage Point: From the south slopes of Mount Temple

Caption: The big walls that surround the upper end of Paradise Valley.

PhotoDescr: The huge east face of Hungabee Mountain is visible at the left with the Horseshoe Glacier and unnamed lakes below. To the left of Hungabee is Ringrose Peak, Glacier Peak, and the south ridge of Mount Lefroy. At the right edge of the picture just below the south ridge and east face of Lefroy you can see a small glacier with a horseshoe-shaped moraine where it use to extend to. There is even a little lake between the glacier and moraine. David Wasserman has a similar shot in his photo essay Mountains Around the Upper Paradise Valley.

Took this picture when Peter Weinacht and I ascended Mount Temple. We were up late in the day and managed to have the summit to ourselves. After a short stay on the summit we had to ascend fast as light snow was starting to fall, and the summit of Mount Temple is no place to be in a snowstorm. By the time we made Larch Valley it was raining hard and the upper mountain was a white out.

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