Climbing Mount Damavand: Iran’s highest peak
Mount Damavand may be little known outside its home nation of Iran but, however, Asia’s highest volcano is a delightful challenge for mountaineers. Lets’s take a look into white summit of Damavand.
As you may heard before, mount Damavand is known as the highest mountain in Iran and volcano in the Middle East. Damavand is located in the central part of the Alborz mountain range and in the south of the Caspian Sea. Damavand Peak which is located in Mazandaran province benefits the altitude of 5610 meters.
Climbing and trekking to the summit of Damavand is the goal of many professional climbers and hikers all around the world. Not only its technical challenges attract the mountain professionals, but its breathtaking nature and landscapes call for semi-professionals as well.
However, in recent years and with the growing number of tourists traveling to Iran, trekking in nature has become a trend.
What physical fitness is required for climbing Damavand?
Sufficient and enough physical fitness is the first necessary condition to climb Mount Damavand. Climbing and trekking the summit of Damavand from the southern route is an almost easy climb for those who regularly go hiking and trekking and have enough physical fitness.
What months of the year are recommend to climb Mount Damavand?
Mount Damavand’s weather in April and May is very unstable and with high chance of big sudden storms. These factors can disrupt climbing programs and increase the risks and hazards of climbing. However, the best time to climb summit of Damavand is between July and August. As we go from August to September, the area will be drier and face sudden changes in the climate.
What days of the week are suggest to climb Mount Damavand?
This point is more important on the southern side of Mount Damavand. Since it is the easiest route to climb, the presence of countless climbers along this path brings too much crowdedness and noise, and it will cause some other issues like preventing a good rest and having an easy climb. This issue is quite visible on weekends (Thursday and Friday are the weekends in Iran). Therefore, it is recommended to climb this route on the first days of the week.
Hazards of climbing Mount Damavand
Trekking to the Mount Damavand is not that difficult. However, due to the atmospheric pressure at its summit which is 456 mm Hg, and the usual climbing risks may cause some problems for the climbers.
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