5 July 2017, 22:50

Anastasia Kuznetsova, guide of  the 7 summits Club:

 News from Iran. Today we moved from bustling Tehran in the peaceful mountains. We settled down in the shelter of the mountaineering Federation of Iran near the village of Polur, at an altitude of about 2200 meters. Above us hangs Damavand and beckons us to himself. The summit is now smoking, that is, the volcano lives. We have seen this with a dip in the hot springs in the neighboring village, which is located near geothermal hot springs.

 In the evening we were waited by a dinner of traditional Iranian home-cooked meals. For example, the main dish was a stew of beans and 10 kinds of local herbs. Now we are ready to start tomorrow to the base camp of Damavand at the height of 4200 m.