Mount Damavand News
In a single week, four climbers died while trekking Damavand. Concerns have been raised concerning the security of climbing Damavand, the highest peak in Iran, after news of the deaths of four hikers on the route to the top in only one week has come to light. In articles published on Iranian news agencies this summer highlighted the dangers of ascending to the summit of Mount Damavand 5670 meters above sea level, particularly during the crowded climbing season when many experienced hikers and beginners go on the perilous routes.
The study shows that many of the 3,000 climbers who try to reach the top in summer weekend are unsuccessful. Most amateur climbers are hurt, get sick from the height, or fall dead into deep valleys. Data was used by some Iranian press to claim that four climbers had died there in the crowded week in August 2022. Professional mountaineers claim that Damavand Iran cannot support a large number of climbers, and numerous locals visit the hospital every weekend for mountain injuries.