Iran's Top [ Damavand Volcano ]

Posted by Expose (Tehran, Iran) on 28 January 2008 in Landscape & Rural 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

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