American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Iran, Elburz Range

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  • Publication Year: 1955

Iran. A group of French and Iranian climbers under the leadership of our member Bernard Pierre explored and climbed in the Elburz range. They made several first ascents, including the relatively easy east ridge of Demavend (18,605 feet), which was climbed by M. Pierre, Louis Dubost, Paul Genre, Claude Mail- lard, François Prévost, Georges Stouvé, and two Iranians, the south ridge and east face of Chane Kuh (14,100 feet), the first west-east traverse of Alam Kuh (16,900 feet), and the first complete south-north traverse of the Takht-i-Suleiman (15,100 feet). They also made the second and third ascents of the north spur of Alam Kuh.

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