Damavand - Alamkouh- Sabalan mountaineering
Alam-Kūh -Mount Alam is a mountain in the Alborz mountain range in the north of Iran, Mazandaran Province, forming a peak of the Takht-e Suleyman Massif. It is located in the Kelardasht District of the MazandaranProvince of Iran. With an elevation of 4860 meters it is the second highest peak in Iran behind Mount Damavand. there is many peaks over 4000 meters it is a suitable place for mountaineering. Peaks such as: Lashgarak – Gardonkooh – Chaloon and many other peaks in the area also the main peak Alamkooh 4860m is also good to ascend. It is also a good place for acclimatization before climbing Damavand. you can see a spectacular view of Alborz mountains over the 4000 meters high peak.
Mount Damavand also known as Donbavand, a potentially active volcano and the highest peak in Iran, has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. Located in the middle Alborz Range, adjacent to Varārū, Sesang, Gol-e Zard and Mīānrūd, it is the highest point in the Middle East and the highest volcano in all of Asia. It is a potentially active volcano, since there are fumaroles near the summit crater emitting sulfur. There are at least 16 known routes to the summit which have different difficulties. Some of them are dangerous and require rock or ice climbing.The most popular route is the Southern Route which has step stamps and also a camp midway called Bargah Sevom Camp/Shelter at 4220 m (about 13,845 ft).The longest route is the Northeastern ridge.
Sabalan is an inactive volcano in Ardabil province of northwestern Iran. It is the third highest mountain in Iran and has a permanent crater lake formed at its summit. Sabalan has a ski resort (Alvares) and different tourist areas such as the Sarein spa. Sabalan has a Glacier in it’s north face that is one of places for Alpine climbing in Iran. The mountain is known for its beautiful vistas, including the Shirvan gorge, where few climbers ever venture. According to some beliefs, the Mount Sabalan was the place where Zoroaster meditated for some years, so Mt. Savalan is one of the important sacred places in Zoroastrianism.
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Date :Thursday, July 15, 2021