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1) The 3940 m Alaneh Sarband Peak should not be confused with the 4065 m nearby Alaneh Sar
2) The elevations of Alaneh Sarband & Sebrar are per my GPS.
Alaneh Sarband and Sebrar are a couple of minor peaks on the ridgeline that forms the southeastern arm of the Takhte Soleyman Massif. From the south, these peaks may appear as just two high points on the crest of a ridgeline but the impressive walls that form the north slopes of these peaks give them much prominence when viewed from the north.
The southeastern arm of the Takhte Soleyman Massif runs in a NW-SE direction and is roughly 15 Km long stretching from the 4256 m Lashgarak the Great
Peak to the NW to beyond the 4198 m Zarrin Kooh
Peak to the SE. It creates a barrier to the moisture laden air from the nearby Caspian Sea. While the branch of the Chalus River Valley to the north of the ridgeline is covered by Caspian Forests (up to an elevation of 2300 m), the branch of the Shah Rood River (Taleghan) Valley to the south is bare.
Being lower than their nearby peaks, Alaneh Sarband and Sebrar are generally not destinations for mountain climbers by themselves. They are usually climbed by those who like to traverse the southeastern arm of the Takhte Soleyman Massif.
3940 m, 12927 ft
36.29493 North, 51.03106 East
Northwestern face of Alaneh Sarband
To the south, Alaneh Sarband is connected to the 3975 m Siah Leez
Peak and to the west it connects to the 3870 m Sebrar Peak. The northern slopes of Alaneh Sarband create a reddish/brown wall that drops into the slopes that go to the bottom of the branch of Chalus River Valley. From the south, Alaneh Sarband can be easily accessed via the summit of Siah Leez Peak.
| |Ridgeline South Face Northwestern Face
3870 m, 12697 ft
36.29638 North, 51.02201 East
Northeastern face of Sebrar (on the left)
To the east, Sebrar is connected to the 3940 m Alaneh Sarband Peak. To the northwest, it connects to a series of rocky high points that form the sub-peaks of the 4065 m Alaneh Sar
Peak. The northern slopes of Sebrar create a reddish/brown wall that drops into a an alpine cirque. A few small lakes created by the melting of snow banks can be seen at the bottom of this cirque.
Views From the Summits:
| |Northwestern Face of Sebrar Lakes to the North of Sebrar High Point
Alaneh Sar Peak
Looking NW from the summit of Alaneh Sarband
Alam Kooh Abidar Khersan, Lashgarak