Damavand - Summer 2008

Damavand - Summer 2008

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A dormant volcano with a narrow summit. Location Alborz Mountains, Iran. Height 5671.

The earliest recorded ascent of Damavand was made in 905 by Abu Dolaf Kazraji, although others unknown may have preceded him. Three centuries later Yaqut, the great Byzantine/Arab geographer, attempted to climb Damavand, but failed to reach the summit. However, the local people who served him as guides gave him a detailed description of the summit which he incorporated into his famous "Dictionary of Geography", and which conforms perfectly with the geographical reality. At approximately the same time Ebn Esfandiar noted that the ascent from Ask took around two days. Apparently climbs of Damavand were not uncommon during the early 13th century, before the Mongol invasion under Hulagu Khan swept, and destroyed, everything before it. More


Trafic - Road HarazTrafic - Road Haraz

View DamavandView Damavand - From road Poloor

Hoseinieh Saheb azzamanDamavand - Camp I 3200m

Near Bargah SevoomNear Camp II 4200m

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Damavand - Camp IIBargah Sevoom 4200m (Camp II)


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nader - Dec 29, 2008 9:29 am - Voted 10/10

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Nice Album,

The link where it says "More" does not seem to work. Please fix that.


Alamkuh - Dec 29, 2008 2:15 pm - Hasn't voted

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merc Now Link is OK.
thanks for Comment.

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