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/ DESTINATION GUIDE: Trekking the Alborz Mountains of Iran

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UKH Articles - on 24 Apr 2017
Night photo of the Mosque camp on Mount Damavand, Iran.  -20 degrees Celsius. Moonlit night, 30 second exposure., 3 kbIran may get a bad press, but behind the headlines is a stunning country of mountains. The 900km Alborz range holds a lifetime's walking, from wild national parks to high altitude trekking on the giant Damavand. Iran expert Shirin Shabestari is our guide.

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ah - on 24 Apr 2017
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Great article Shirin!

So many exciting places to explore in Iran.

My wife's over-riding memory of going up Damavand when she was younger is the eggy smell from the sulphur near the summit
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Stuart en Écosse - on 24 Apr 2017
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Brilliant article. I hope this makes many more people think of going and spreading the word.
67hours - on 24 Apr 2017
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Good work Shirin!

To everyone else - go to Iran!

I know this is UKH, but if you want to go skiing there then this might get you excited: https://www.67hours.co.uk/stories/damavand (a trip I did organised by Shirin back in 2015)
Shirin Shabestari - on 27 Apr 2017
In reply to ah:

Thanks! A lot of my kit still smells of the sulphur!
Shirin Shabestari - on 27 Apr 2017
In reply to 67hours:

Thanks George! This year's ski trip was a big success too! The weather gods were on our side.
Shirin Shabestari - on 27 Apr 2017
In reply to Stuart en Écosse:

Thanks! Hope so too!

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