Damavand in Winter
Snow covers Mount Damavand in winter and the upper parts in spring and autumn. The summit is snow-capped several months a year. Ice and hardened-snow remain all the year on the north face glaciers. Mt Damavand is an excellent symmetrical cone volcano with a narrow snowy summit. It looks like Fujiyama in Japan. Damavand volcano lies about 80 kilometres north-east of Tehran in the northern Persian plateau. The white peak and its beautiful cloud cap is the most attractive sight of Iran mountains.