Of all the mountains in the world I’ve been fool enough to climb, Iran’s Mount Damavand stands with Argentina’s Cerro Torre as the only two “offshore” mountains I’ve been fool enough to climb twice. It’d be hard to find two more different mountains.
(There are quite a number of more local mountains I’ve been fool enough to climb a whole lot more than twice.)
Here are some photos of my 2011 trek up Mount Damavand, Iran’s highest peak, 5610m.
For the full account of our trip, check out Rope Diplomacy: On the Steeps in Iran, $.99.