Photo by Nasrollah Kasraian
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1837|
|First successful climber(s):||W.T. Thomson|
|Nearest major airport:||Teheran, Iran|
|Convenient Center:||Raineh, Iran (village at the south base of the mountain)|
Damavand is a towering volcano just 45 miles northeast of Teheran, near the Southern coast of the Caspian Sea. It is surrounded by the smaller and comparatively rugged peaks of the Elburz range, but its great height and classic volcanic shape, unique to the region, grant it dominance and isolation. Damavand has not erupted in historical times, though occasional steam and sulfur gases exude from the top. The view from the summit is an amazing panorama of Iran's vast expanse of mountains, valleys, and deserts.