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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]

Shah Alborz
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Highest point
Elevation4,200 m (13,800 ft)
Coordinates36°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
Geography
Shah Alborz is located in Iran
Shah Alborz
Shah Alborz
Parent rangeAlborz
Map of central Alborz Peaks: 1 Alam-Kuh
  −25 to 500 m (−82 to 1,640 ft)
  500 to 1,500 m (1,600 to 4,900 ft)
  1,500 to 2,500 m (4,900 to 8,200 ft)
  2,500 to 3,500 m (8,200 to 11,500 ft)
  3,500 to 4,500 m (11,500 to 14,800 ft)
  4,500 to 5,671 m (14,764 to 18,606 ft)
2 Azad Kuh 3 Damavand
4 Do Berar 5 Do Khaharan
6 Ghal'eh Gardan 7 Gorg
8 Kholeno 9 Mehr Chal
10 Mishineh Marg 11 Naz
12 Shah Alborz 13 Sialan
14 Tochal 15 Varavašt
Rivers: 0
1 Alamut 2 Chalus
3 Do Hezar 4 Haraz
5 Jajrood 6 Karaj
7 Kojoor 8 Lar
9 Noor 10 Sardab
11 Seh Hazar 12 Shahrood
Cities: 1 Amol
2 Chalus 3 Karaj
Other: D Dizin
E Emamzadeh Hashem K Kandovan Tunnel
* Latyan Dam ** Lar Dam

ClimbingEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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. |first= missing |last= (help)
  3. ^ "Mount Shah Alborz". MountainZone.ir. Retrieved 2007-07-31.