DENA - 4409M
Zagros (Dena) Mountain Range / South
Min altitude 2200m
Max vertical drop +2209m
Min equipment: Crampons
Base camp: Khafr
Climbing permit X$
Access: Easy – 4x4 recommended
Nearest cities: Shiraz or Yasuj
Sub-range of the Zagros mountain range, Dena protected area is located in the South of Iran, 100km North of Shiraz. Its highest peak – Kuh-e Dinar – has an elevation of 4409m and offers a superb panoramic view on this magnificent region.
From the small village of Khafr (North-East side of the mountain), the main route gives access to Kuh-e Dinar. Nothing technical, only high altitude climb and potential risks of avalanches have to be considered.
Dena region is a remote area and the access to Khafr relatively long (by the road) – When attempting this ascent in winter stay cautious… Rescue teams will not come as soon as you are in trouble.
Depending on the season and snow falls, best period for skiing there is from mid-February up to end of April.
Video: North face of Dena (Normal route)
Video shot in 2018 during the Iran 7 Summits SkiMo Project
- Great video in Dena by “TSAGA” + (French) Blog posts
- (French) Blog post about skiing the South Face of DENA
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