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Climbing Damavand, the highest volcano of Asia is always fantastic. There are some considerations that if you take in your Damavand Trek, your trip will be safe.
Tip 1: Watch your surroundings
Depending on which route of Damavand you are climbing, the scenery is different. If you are climbing Damavand from the south route (the classic route), there are some highlights on your way such as the Polour lodge, the masque, the big stone in the middle of the way between the mosque and the camp 2, camp 2, the ice fall, the triangle stone and the sulfurous hole.
Just keep in your mind the highlights so that if you are lost, you can find the way down.
Tip 2: carry a GPS
Never try to climb Damavand off-trail. Always carry a GPS with yourself. Don’t assume that carrying a cell phone is enough because the cell phone don’t have antenna at the altitude of five thousand meters above and your cell phone may be low bat. If you are lost in your Damavand Trek, don’t panic. Just sit somewhere on a stone and gather your mind. Look around and you will find some highlights or routes.
Tip 3: carry enough water
Finding water in nature is one the main abilities of every climber. On Damavand there are glaciers and below the glaciers there is always water. Finding water become critical in hot summer times.
Tip 4: always have a first aids box
The box will be in handy in cases you got minor injuries. You will never know what is waiting for you in your Damavand Trek. Nature is always mysterious and unpredictable.
Tip 5: prepare yourself for adventure
Know that, although taking Damavand Trek is so exciting but climbing Damavand is never easy. Dare to take the challenge and challenge not only the mountain but also yourself.
Tip 6: know how to ignite fires
Always have matches with yourself. Its better to carry more than one match so that in cases you cannot use one, then use the next one. In cases you have to spend the night somewhere in Damavand, you need fire. Damavand nights are cold.
Tip 7: Find out how to ask for help
Sometimes you need help. Sometimes your injury is so serious that the first aid is not enough. Know how to contact the nearest police station and the Red Cross.
Tip 8: take a local tour guide
Damavand Trek is always challenging. The safest method for climbing Damavand is to take a local tour guide. Don’t assume that because you have a GPS or you have climbed Damavand many times it’s OK to climb on your own. Many professionals lost their live on Damavand.
By following the provided tips you may climb Damavand safely.