Photographer's Note

Hello Friends
miss you all

You see the roof of Iran ! Damavand peak.

Location: 35.951°N , 52.109°E
Altitude : 18,602 feet (5671m)
Adjacent peak(s) : Vararoo,Sesang,Golezard,Mianrood
Range/Region: Middle Alborz Mountains
Nearest major town: Larijan
Distance from Tehran: 66(km)
Best Climbing Months: July,August,September
Year First Climbed : 1837
Most Recent Eruption : None on record

A dormant volcano with a narrow summit,visible From many kilometers away,thought it is surrounded on every side by the peaks and ridges of the Albroz.

Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in the Middle East. The mountain and its surrounding areas are popular hiking,climbing, and skiing destinations.

It is not surprising that such a prominent mountain should figure in the national epic of Iran.Written around 1000AD, the great Iranian poet,Ferdowsi , relates in his epic (Shah'nameh) how the tyrant Zohak is overthrown by the young Feridun and imprisoned in chains to die in a cavern on the slops of Damavand.
Local legend asserts that his groans may still be heard on this slopes!

Also,the mountain is the traditional scene of the feats performed by such legendary heroes of ancient Persia as Rustam and Faridun,it was immortalized in the great epic poem the Shahnameh.

about the Tehran "Milaad" Tower:

*435 meters.
*for transmission of telephone,Radio and television waves.
*It will serve as a center of international trade & tourism.
*For air traffic control tower.

Photo Information
Viewed: 9515
Points: 56
  • None
Additional Photos by Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4387 W: 210 N: 4188] (26149)
View More Pictures