Photographer's Note

This is Simorgh shelter (3900M , 12,795F) at western edge of Damavand(5,671M , 18,606F).

All mountain climbers stay here before they climb the rest.
Simorgh shelter was built at 1992. It has two floor, thick walls, specialized roof to protect the shelter against extreme cold and extreme hot weather in different seasons. The front view of shelter is extremely eye catching. You can see almost all of major peaks of Centeral Alborz Sierras. And before night comes, there is a very very beautiful sunset.

We had a very warm and comfort night there.
I hope you like the shot.

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Simorgh in english means Phoenix.
From thousand years ago, in our culture, poems and literature, this mountain had been nest of Simorgh (Phoenix). You can find the story of (Simorgh)Phoenix in Shahnameh - an Epopee Poem book by Ferdowsi -, one of the oldest Iranian books.

Damavand mount is the highest mount in Iran.
It is a symbol of Iran and Iranians. Solid in the wind of difficulties, beautiful, kind and friendly, great and glorious, ...
The area is really beautiful and peaceful specially in Springs.

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  • Copyright: Nima Mehrabany (nima) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 15 N: 116] (658)
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