Climbing is one of the top Lists of travel destinations of everybody.
It is time for me to have the opportunity to make it happen, precisely on July 15, 2016, after the announcement of junior high school graduation.
Plans for climbing have been planned since the last few months.
After much discussion about how long we were peaked to how many members participated, we finally determined the date and day to do the climb.
Damavand is our climbing destination. This mountain is located Tehran.
For Persians, Damavand is considered sacred, because according to Persian myths, Damavand is the place reincarnation of messiah.
Therefore, it is not surprising if this mountain is considered haunted, but the haunted in question is not Haunted negative realm but positive, where it is believed that the Guardian of the Mountain will never harm visitors as long as it maintains manners.
Long story short, On July 14, 2016, we gathered at the School Art Room and checked our luggage.
We numbered 8 people (7 Students and 1 guide) but who eventually departed only 7 people, because one of us canceled to come because there was a sudden obstacle, when he was the one who initiated this climb from the beginning.
Finally after everything was clear, we also set off in a pickup car to the foothills of Damavand that is called Polour.
But there is a unique thing between the seven of us; none of us have ever done this mountaineering before, when we took a route that was heavy enough to climb.
But because everyone loves the challenge, we decided to keep climbing Damavand.
At Polour, we prayed together and immediately got jeeps to the Goosfand Sara (Camp 1 of Damavand).
After about 50 minutes riding on the road, we took a break because of the scenery of Damavand was very beautiful, where the Bias twilight light that at that time shone magnificently.
Anyone who was in my position at the time would be amazed to see the view.
We used it as motivation to meet the heavy terrain in front; at that time we were very confident that the scenery of Damavand will be more beautiful than this. After taking a break of about 15 minutes, we finally continued the trip.
We spent the night at Goosfand Sara and tried to have more carbohydrates and drink lots of water to help ourselves for acclimatization.
Next day early morning we left Goosfand Sara and started climbing towards Bargah Sevom.
It was time for us to face a fairly heavy terrain. It did not hinder our spirit to reach the top of Damavand. During the climb we still felt everything was going well and finally after four ours walk we arrived Bargah Sevom of Damavand.
At the Bargah Sevom the sky started to darken and sunlight was only left a small bias, and the clock had shown at 20.00. We climbed about thirty minutes towards the top in order to be acclimatized.
Thanks to the motivation and experience of the tour guide whose name was Yashar, we continued to walk slowly.
Two members didn’t felt well. They were dizzy and had mild headaches. Yashar gave them some lemons to reduce the altitude sickness.
At night we could witness the beauty of outer space, because of that position, Light or Light Pollution is not at all there. While climbing Damavand don’t miss Damavand sky.
Bargah Sevom was full of climbers from various parts of Iran. There are about 80 thousand professional climbers in Iran.
Climbing and hiking is a favorite activity in Iran these days and the Iranian climbers spend a lot on their cloths, boots and appliances. Also there was a team from Spain but they climbed Damavand last night and they were heading towards Goosfand Sara.
The clock was already showing at 04:00 in the morning, and we decided to continue the climb.
For approximately 6 hours on the way, we finally arrived at the top of Damavand.
What was up there In accordance with our expectations, the beauty of Sunrise at that time was amazing and the fresh air at that time restored our fatigue.
I don’t want to tell you everything, so that my friends are curious and feel the experiments while climbing there.
After 15 minutes at the top, we went down a fairly easy path and arrived safely.
That’s my experience of climbing Damavand for the first time, and that I’ll never forget in my lifetime.