Any person who has looked at my “bucket list” on this site will note that one mountain listed is in Iran. This is Mount Damavand, a high volcano that is located not that far north of Tehran. In fact only around 40 miles to the north.
So that is where I am going next and I leave on 31st July on Turkish Airlines via Istanbul. I am in a group of seven with, I hope(!), local guides. The trip has been organised through Adventure Peaks, a company based in the Lakes. I do not know any of the seven and I do not know much more about Iran. But it should be quite an adventure.
I will do some write ups about the trip on my return. Wish me luck!