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Iran : Tehrān

2.6 km (1.6 miles) N of Bīryānchāl, Tehrān, Iran
Approx. altitude: 2315 m (7595 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 36°S 129°W

Accuracy: 3.8 km (2.4 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Northeast #3: South #4: West #5: GPS #6: Ahi and Reza, on top of the mountain #7: View down on the village of Khovārs #8: With the two remaining inhabitants of Khovārs

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  36°N 51°E (visit #2) (incomplete) 

#1: View north towards the Confluence. According to our calculation, it should be near the + mark.

(visited by Ahmed Esfandnia)

03-Mar-2006 -- This was already the second time that I went to this point and I didn't succeed. The first time, due to late afternoon and short days of winter, we couldn't go to the point as we were not familiar with the area.

But finally this time, on Friday, 3 March, me and friend Reza left home early morning in Tehrān. We arrived at Karaj where we had our breakfast, and then went on to a village called Ātašgāh. Our plan based on a map was to go to a village called Dorvan, leave the car there, and then walk to the point. But due to mountain roads, snow, and poor road conditions, we had to leave the car on the side, and walk in the mountains, when we still had a distance to walk toward the North.

We were fully surrounded by mountains, and there was no road - at this time we were fully strangers to that area. After climbing over several mountains in that cold weather, we reached a village called Khovārs, this was almost a dead village as we found only 2 persons living in that village, and they mentioned almost all other people had left the village.

From there we continued our way toward north, but after 1 km more, we faced a big valley, that stopped us from continuing our way. It was a big pity, as we were already near the point, but we had no any other way at that time. So we had to come back, but sure one day again I will go and get this point, most probably during spring or summer, so we won't face cold weather and snow. We had to climb mountains almost for 10 km, and this made us really tired, we were almost dead after we reached our car. It was fully unpleasant for my friend who was coming for the first time to visit a Confluence and he faced insuccess. I will go to it one day again and that's for sure to make this mission complete.


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#1: View north towards the Confluence. According to our calculation, it should be near the + mark.
#2: Northeast
#3: South
#4: West
#5: GPS
#6: Ahi and Reza, on top of the mountain
#7: View down on the village of Khovārs
#8: With the two remaining inhabitants of Khovārs
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