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"Zard Kuh" redirects here. For the village in Iran, see Zard Kuhi.
Kolunchin Zardkuh.JPG
Elevation 4,221 m (13,848 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,095 m (6,873 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Translation Yellow Mountain (Persian)
Kolunchin is located in Iran
Range Zagros Mountains
Coordinates 32°21′52″N 50°4′39″E / 32.36444°N 50.07750°E / 32.36444; 50.07750Coordinates: 32°21′52″N 50°4′39″E / 32.36444°N 50.07750°E / 32.36444; 50.07750

Zard Kuh (meaning "Yellow Mountain", also spelled Zardkuh or Zard-e Kuh-e Bakhtiari; Persian: زردكوه بختياري) is a sub-range in the central Zagros Range, Iran.

It is located in the Zagros Mountains in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of Iran. The Karun and also Zayanderud rivers start in the Zagros mountains near the Zardkuh. There are small glaciers on the mountain owing to the relatively high precipitation, which are the only glaciers in the subtropics outside the Himalayas and Andes[2]

Famous documentary Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) captures on film the Bakhtiari tribe's amazing crossing of Zard Kuh barefoot in the snow with 50,000 people and 500,000 animals.

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  1. ^ a b "Iran: 54 Mountain Summits with Prominence of 1,500 meters or greater" Sources differ significantly on the elevation of this peak. Peakbagger for example gives an elevation of 4,548 m and a prominence of 2,443 m. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
  2. ^ Glaciers of Iran

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