19 August, 18:55

Group guide Lyudmila Korobeshko: Greetings to all from Iran, from the slopes of Demavend, from the team "Kakasy in Iran"! In the morning, we had to get up very early to get to the Demavend assault camp by secret paths, since Demavend is officially closed and the police do not allow us to climb the mountain. We started the ascent on foot from 2700, although usually everyone starts from 3100.

By lunchtime, we arrived at the camp for 4200. We are staying in the old refuge, as the new refuge is closed due to a lockdown. Tomorrow will be a day of acclimatization and preparation for the assault. All participants feel great.