Climb to Damavand peak

A dormant volcano with a narrow summit. Location Alborz Mountains, Iran. Height 5671. The earliest recorded ascent of Damavand was made in 905 by Abu Dolaf Kazraji, although others unknown may have preceded him. Three centuries later Yaqut, the great Byzantine/Arab geographer, attempted to climb Damavand but failed to reach the summit. However, the local people who served him as guides gave him a detailed description of the summit which he incorporated into his famous “Dictionary of Geography”, and which conforms perfectly with the geographical reality.