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02/16/09

Photos: Climbing Sabalan Peak in Ardebil, Iran

Photos by ISNA

صعود زمستاني به قله سبلان - اردبيل

Sabalan is an inactive stratovolcano in Meshkinshahr, Ardabil province, in northwestern Iran. Sabalan is the third highest mountain in Iran and a permanent crater lake has formed at the summit. Sabalan has a ski resort and different tourist areas such as the Sarein spa. The mountain is known for its beautiful vistas, including the Shirvan gorge, where few climbers ever venture.
 

Ardebil is one of the Azeri inhabited provinces located in the North-West Iran and its center is Ardabil. It is in the north-west of the country, bordering the Republic of Azerbaijan and the provinces of East Azarbaijan, Zanjan, and Gilan. Its center is the city of Ardabil.



Sabalan (NASA photo - 8/12/2007) - see more photos by NASA


Sabalan (source: google earth)


















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