John Roberts, Scott Mackenzie, Duncan Robinson and Chris Lockyer. They were accompanied by a member of the Iranian Mountaineering Federation, Hossein Salehi. Professional photographer Henry Iddon documented the trip and ascent, reaching a high point of 5000m on the mountain. Henry had previously travelled from sea level to 5000m in just 3 days!
The team encountered excellent conditions on the mountain, with unusually good snow for this time of year. The great conditions allowed for a 2 day ascent and 3 hour, 3400m ski descent over 12km from the summit to the road. Summit conditions were unusually calm at -20 with 30/40km windspeeds. Mount Damavand generally experiences strong winds and temperatures down to -60 on top throughout winter.
The only other British ski descent is thought to have been made by David Hamilton and the Eagle Ski Club in 2004.
More information including photographs and articles on the climb including experiences within Iran itself are due out in the near future from Henry.
This year's British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships and a round of the Paraclimbing Cup took place at Awesome Walls,... Read more
15 year old Laura Rogora, from Rome, Italy, has repeated Red Bull, 8c, at Collepardo, needing only three tries, making it her... Read more
James McHaffie had a productive weekend in North Wales, establishing an Ogwen highball arête named Devil's... Read more
Slovenian alpinists Aleš Česen (34) and Luka Lindič (28) recently summitted Broad Peak (8047m) - its only... Read more
US climber Miranda Oakley has broken the women's speed solo record on The Nose (5.9, C2) of El Capitan - Southwest... Read more
Young Slovenian alpinists Aleš Česen (34) and Luka Lindič (28) have summitted Broad Peak (8047m) and made... Read more