Shah Alborz

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Shah Alborz
Shah Alborz.JPG
Elevation 4,200 m (13,800 ft)
Location
Shah Alborz is located in Iran
Shah Alborz
Shah Alborz
Border of Tehran and Qazvīn Province, Iran
Range Alborz
Coordinates 36°19′N 50°45′E / 36.317°N 50.750°E / 36.317; 50.750Coordinates: 36°19′N 50°45′E / 36.317°N 50.750°E / 36.317; 50.750

Shah Alborz is a mountain peak in Alborz range in Iran. At an elevation of 4,200 metres (13,800 ft)[1] it is the highest peak in the range. Its north face rises from the Alamout valley, to the south lies the Taleghan Valley and to the west, the plains of east-Ghazvin. Parts of the north face are covered by the Shah Alborz glacier at elevations of 3,400 to 3,600 metres (11,200 to 11,800 ft).[2]

Map of central Alborz Peaks: 1 `Alam Kūh
  -25 to 500 m
  500 to 1500 m
  1500 to 2500 m
  2500 to 3500 m
  3500 to 4500 m
  4500 to 5671 m
2 Āzād Kūh 3 Damāvand
4 Do Berar 5 Do Khaharan
6 Ghal`eh Gardan 7 Gorg
8 Kholeno 9 Mehr Chal
10 Mīšīneh Marg 11 Naz
12 Shah Alborz 13 Sīālān
14 Tochal 15 Varavašt
Rivers: 0
1 Alamūt 2 Chālūs
3 Do Hezār 4 Harāz
5 Jājrūd 6 Karaj
7 Kojūr 8 Lār
9 Nūr 10 Sardāb
11 Seh Hazār 12 Shāh Rūd
Cities: 1 Āmol
2 Chālūs 3 Karaj
Other: D Dīzīn
E Emāmzādeh Hāšem K Kandovān Tunnel
* Latīān Dam ** Lār Dam

Climbing[edit]

The level of difficulty is "walk-up" and the nearest center is Taleghan. The best months to climb the mountain are from March to September.[1] The most often-used route to the peak passes through the Hasanjoon valley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shah Alborz". Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia. Interactive Outdoors, Inc. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Shah Alborz (King Alborz)". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  3. ^ "Mount Shah Alborz". MountainZone.ir. Retrieved 2007-07-31.