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Photos: Ice Climbing in Shemshak

Photos by Mohsen Norouzifard, Mehr News Agency

The fifth ice climbing festival of Alpine Club of Iran was held at the Hamaloon valley in Shemshak on Thursday January 12. Shemshak is a ski resort situated to the northeast of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range.


Ice climbing, as the term indicates, is the activity of ascending inclined ice formations. Usually, ice climbing refers to roped and protected climbing of features such as icefalls, frozen waterfalls, and cliffs and rock slabs covered with ice refrozen from flows of water.


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