In 2011, accompanied by National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, I spent a jaw-dropping month climbing the highest mountains in the Islamic Republic of Iran as members of a goodwill exchange between the American Alpine Club and the Alpine Club of Iran, world-class organizations intent on doing something to improve the strained relations between the two peoples. Besides having wild adventures in gorgeous mountains, we built excellent relationships with our Persian hosts, gained a better appreciation of the ancient culture of Iran, and experienced some of the tensions inherent in life in modern Iran, all at a time when the two captured American hikers were still languishing in a Tehran prison.
Rope Diplomacy: On the Steeps in Iran is only available as an eBook. However, if you’re not normally an eReader, you’ll be able to read it on Amazon’s “Kindle Cloud Reader” or the FREE Kindle app that you can download to your phone or tablet, which is easy to install and use.
Here are my posts about Iran