Alborz mountain range / North

Summit 5610m
Min altitude 2400m
Max vertical drop +3210m

Grade : Hard
Min equipment : Crampons
Base camps : Rineh / Polour
Shelters : Oui

Climbing permit X$

Access : Easy – 4×4 recommended
Nearest city : Tehran

General information

Mount Damavand is the highest summit of Iran – 5,610m! Potentially active volcano, it is the highest in Asia as well. Its first climb was “officially” recorded in 1837 by W. Taylor Thompson (English).

Without considering its elevation, Mount Damavand is relatively easy to climb. Watchout, for (really) tough conditions in winter time – Very low temperatures and high winds. Be sure to have the right equipment and enough experience before attempting its ascent… At your own risks !

Starting from Polour or Rineh, numerous routes give access to its summit. Those 2 villages are perfect to set up your base camp.

Best period for skiing Damavand lasts from mid-March up to June.

Video: South-East glacier

Video shot in 2018 during the Iran 7 Summits SkiMo Project