June 14, 2006
This is the stream that drains the valley between the Sesang & Chapakro Peaks, near its junction with the Sesang River. To reach the summit of East Dokhaharan, you will need to go up this valley. The peaks are: (R) Sesang #1 4135 m & (L) Sesang #2 4130 m


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shahbaz - Nov 16, 2007 5:01 am - Voted 9/10

A very special picture

Dear Nader,
Thank you so much for posting these beautiful pictures. Your images have brought back so many enjoyable childhood memories. This very spot in this picture is where I've spent 18 summers of my life. I'm also very impressed by your information about the names of these peaks.


nader - Nov 16, 2007 9:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A very special picture

Thank yoy Shahbaz,

If you did not already see it, the map for this area will be at the link below:

map (find the Sesang peaks on map).

I made these maps on my own computer based on the 1:50 000 topo maps. The topo maps are very accurate but do not give names for these peaks. I had to use other "Shamatic" (cartoon-like) maps that mountain climbers in Iran use. The Shamatic maps often have many mistakes in them, so I did what I could with naming the peaks and valleys.

You said you spent 18 summers at this spot. This is a very remote place. were you a local? (right now it seems like you live in Canada).


shahbaz - Nov 20, 2007 6:07 am - Voted 9/10

Re: A very special picture

Yes, I live in Vancouver now. My family is originally from Sangesar where a very unique nomadic migration was the major way of life until a few decades ago. I was born and raised in Tehran, but every summer since I was 2 years old my grandparents used to take me with them for the three months of summer to Sesang where they lived in black tents and grazed their flocks of sheep in those mountains. Every spring as soon as I finished school, I went there with them, and spent the most enjoyable time of my life there. I know every corner of that area from Cheshmeh kela, to Sesang, Chapakru, and Divasyab. It's a magic place indeed.
I climb here a lot, and we have a lot of beautiful mountains, but Sesang area holds a very special place in my heart.


nader - Nov 20, 2007 9:47 am - Hasn't voted

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I am very glad to have come across someone who knows these places intimately. It really is a beautiful place and a fantastic wilderness. I remember standing on top of some of the peaks of the area knowing that the closest village was more than a day's hike away.

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