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Climbing Mount Damavand

South Caucasus. Iran. Climbing Damavand (5671 m), mountain climbing in Iran.

Altitude: 5671 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing
Difficulty: basic (SPECIAL SKILLS ARE NOT REQUIRED)

Duration: 12 days
Season: June - September
First climb: Abu Dolaf Kazraji, 907
Program price from: 1050 Euro

  • 20.06.20 - 30.06.20Standart, group of 6 participants 1050 EURO booking

Guided climb of Damavand, 5671 m, basic mountain climbing program of MCS AlexClimb.

The highest mountain in Iran, located about two hundred kilometers from the coast of the Caspian Sea, in the heart of the Alborz mountain system  - that is an extinct volcano, the highest point of which - the edge of the ancient half ruined crater rises above the sea level higher than the top of the famous Mount Elbrus - the height of Damavand is 5671 meters. Climbing Damavand on its characteristics is very similar to the climbing of Mount Ararat and Mount Kazbek - the same climbing routes without any technically difficult parts, but of significant length of the route and serious altitude gain. These factors require from the climbers not as much technical climbing experience, as power of will and good physical shape.

The history of the climbing of Damavand - probably is the most ancient and legendary among all the known world mountain climbing records. The first documented ascent of Damavand was made by the Persian scientist geographer Abu Dalaf Kazlaji in the 907 year A.C. The historically events connected with climbing of Damavand were mentioned not once later - this climbs normally were made by scientists and trades men - the point is that on the slopes and the Summit of Damavand there are multiple sulfur mines where people got sylfur for various household needs - this mineral can be found in abounds on the slopes of the volcano Damavand until now!

Climbing Damavand can not be considered solely as and mountaineering event. This program allows you not only to test your strength in a confrontation with a pretty big mountain, but also to get somehow aquainted with the ancient history of Persian civilization, to plunge into the atmosphere of the eastern way of life, to make a small but very bright and unusual journey through Iran, get to know its culture and customs, sometimes strange and unfamiliar to the Westerners, but because of that even more interesting. 

This 9 days Mount Damavand (Iran) climbing program was developed for people, who have small climbing experience or have none at all and who would like to try what the mountain climbing is. The Mount Damavand climbing route is not difficult and does not require any technical skills or spending long time at high altitude. Regardless your climbing experience, we recommend passing the Course of general physical preparation and  MCS AlexClimb Course of Mountain Technique (Basic level) before participating in this program.

The First Principle of MCS AlexClimb
The First Rule, by which we are guided in the development of our mountain programs - is safety. Professional Guides lead the group, the highest quality certificated equipment and the most modern navigation equipment are used. This guarantees the highest possible level of your safety in the mountains, which is the most important side of our work. 

Program Schedule

The AlexClimb Iran climbing schedule (Climbing Damavand 2020):

Mountain climbing in Iran. Guided ascent of Damavand (5671 m) Classic route
Easy Climb, Basic level

Day 1 - arrive, airport pick up in Tbilisi airport, hotel accommodation
Day 2 - early departure, transfer to Abastumani village, hot source bathing, hotel accommodation
Day 3 - early departure, crossing the border with Turkey, transfer to Dogubayazet, hotel accommodation
Day 4 - early departure, crossing the border with Iran (2 hours), transfer to Reyneh village (10 hours), overnight in a Mountain Hut
Day 5 - early transfer to the beginning of the Damavand climbing route, walking to the South Shelter, 4150 m, overnight in the Hut
Day 6 - climbing Damavand, descent and departure to Tehran, overnight in the hotel
Day 7 - Transfer to Dogubayazet (Turkey), overnight in the hotel
Day 8 - Transfer to Borjomi (Georgia), overnight in the hotel
Day 9 - return to Tbilisi, overnight in the hotel
Day 10 - Departure

 

This program is recommended in conjunction with the climbing of Mount Ararat and climbing of Mount Kazbek programs, which significantly reduces the total cost of the programs and as well the need for further acclimatization.

 

Prices and conditions

The price of the "Climbing Damavand 2020":

1050 Euro* - standart group 5-10 participants
1650 Euro* - mini-group 3-4 participants
1990 Euro* - private program for 1-2 participants
* Price per person 

You have to be ready for: 

  • 5-7 days of camping life in the field conditions;
  • Cooking your meals by yourself while climbing mountains;
  • Carrying a 20-25 kg backpack;
  • Air temperature can be down to -20°C on the altitude higher than 3000 m;

Conditions: minimum 4 participants, the passing of the acclimatization module and  Brief AlexClimb course of mountain technique is recommended before the trip.
The price includes: Professional mountain guide services, rent of the communal equipment (ropes, belaying and navigation equipment, cooking gear), hotel accommodation, transfers from the point of the beginning of the program to its end (Tbilisi), using the
communal basic medical kit, local registering and climbing permits, food for outdoor part of the program.
The cost does not include: Iranian visa charges, International and domestic flight expenses to and from the point of the beginning of the program (Tbilisi)
, obligatory climbing insurance, rent of the personal equipment, food and drinks while being in cities, using the satellite phone.
Group capacity: 12
Guides: 2

Detailed conditions and limitations on the program "Iran. Climbing Damavand" can be read in the Offer section

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From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

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Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

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The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.
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