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Damavand Top

Posted by
Expose (Tehran, Iran) on 27 January 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Damavand is a dormant volcano in Iran. Located in the middle Alborz Range, adjacent to Varārū, Sesang, Gol-e Zard and Mīānrūd, it is the highest point in both Iran and the wider Middle East. It is also the highest volcano in all of Asia. Though not volcanically active, there are fumaroles near the summit crater that deposit sulfur, which were most recently known to be active on July 6, 2007. The mountain is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, in Āmol county, Māzandarān, 66 km (41 miles) northeast of Tehran.
Damavand is, as any cursory reading of Persian literature will indicate, the Mount Olympus of Persian mythology.The best major settlement for mount climbers is new Iranian Mountain Federation Camp in village Polour, located at the south of the mountain.

Elevation: 5,610 metres (18,406 ft)
Location: Māzandarān, Iran
Range: Alborz
Prominence: 4,667 m (15,312 ft) Ranked 12th
Coordinates: 35°57′19″N 52°06′33″E / 35.95528, 52.10917
Type: Silent volcano
First ascent: 1837 by W. T. Thomson
Easiest route: Hike
Listing: Volcanic Seven Summits

NIKON D300 1/2000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 19 mm

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Sharon from Brooklyn, United States

Very nice shot! Great blue sky and composition.

27 Jan 2008 5:53am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

...as Sharon already said! Superb!

27 Jan 2008 4:21pm

«miguel.peixeiro» from Coimbra, Portugal

...beaufiful lands.

27 Jan 2008 4:54pm

1/2000 second
ISO 200
19 mm