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In April 2015 a team mostly from the AC made the trip to this country which for nearly 40 years has been somewhat off the beaten-track.
At 5671m, Damavand is the highest mountain in the middle east, and it towers above the rest of the Albortz range between Tehran and the Caspian Sea.
Jonathan will also look at some of the logistical hurdles that the team had to overcome to get there, and their experiences of the visiting the Islamic Republic.