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Taftan Volcano

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:24 am
by goiran
Introduction: Taftan (Persian: تفتان‎, Taftân) is an active stratovolcano in southeastern Iran situated in the Sistan and Baluchestan province. At nearly 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in southeastern Iran. The nearest city is Khash. Taftan is a Persian word which means "The Place of Heat".

According to the Global Volcanism Program, "Highly active, sulfur-encrusted fumaroles occur at the summit of the [southeast] cone. The deeply dissected [northwest] cone is of Pleistocene age. In January 1902 the volcano was reported to be smoking heavily for several days, with occasional strong night-time glow. A lava flow was reported at Taftan in 1993, but may have been a mistaken observation of a molten sulfur flow."


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Location: Amol, Mazandaran province

Elevation: 4000 m

Days of trip: 3-4 Day from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 20-25 hr driving from Tehran to start point and 1-2 days for climbing)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: Jul to Sept

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Difficult

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, headlamp, satellite phone and...
Also need technical mountaineering gear if decided to climb in cold weather.

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: High altitude, storm

Animal risk: Yes

Lost risk: Yes

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 but maybe take a long time to find you. There is no road.

GSM Mobile Antenna: No


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Hotel: No

Village: No

Shop: No

Gasoline: No


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or south terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Zahedan or Khash
3- Take a 4wd vehicle to the base camp
4- Start mountaineering

Nearest airport: There is no airport less than 100 km (Nearest is Zahedan)

Nearest train station:There is no station less than 100 km


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Re: Taftan Volcano

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Taftan Mountain

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:18 pm
by Parvaneh
Taftan Mountain

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