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Ascent of Damavand on 2020-07-05

Climber: Sascha Grabow

Others in Party:Solo-Climb
Date:Sunday, July 5, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hitchhiking
Peak:Damavand
    Location:Iran
    Elevation:18406 ft / 5610 m

Ascent Trip Report

started 23:35 at highway junction, reaching Gusfandsara 3:37 am, then slept on trail for a bit here and there. Camp 3 at 4250m has the only real water source, so stock up well. weather changed very quickly once I reached the summit. Thunder and bolt of lightning very near summit, then hailstorm on the way down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:13039 ft / 3974 m
    Total Elevation Loss:13039 ft / 3974 m
    Round-Trip Distance:27.3 mi / 44 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
sunny on the way up, snow & hail on the way down, basically the moment summit was reached
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:13039 ft / 3974 m
    Distance:13.7 mi / 22 km
    Route:Highway, Salari Rest, Gusfandsara, Camp 3, Summit
    Start Trailhead:Salari Restaurant Highway Stop  5367 ft / 1635 m
    Time:1 Days 9 Hours 53 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:13039 ft / 3974 m
    Distance:13.7 mi / 22 km
    Route:hard crossing between trails, Rineh trail obscure
    End Trailhead:Salari Restaurant Highway Stop  5367 ft / 1635 m
    Time:12 Hours 48 Minutes



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