Farhad Eskandari – disabled Iranian war veteran becomes the oldest Mera Peak conqueror

Farhad Eskandari Iranian Mountain Climber

Farhad Eskandari, who is almost 80 years of age and has recently had his name recorded as the oldest climber of Mera Peak in the Himalayas, has scaled high peaks across Iran and around the world for more than four decades.

Never before has anyone managed to pull off such a great accomplishment at such an advanced age. Among the peaks he has conquered are Damavand [the highest peak in Iran, 5,670m], Sahand [the highest in the province of East Azerbaijan, 3,707 m], Sabalan [in Ardabil Province of northwestern Iran, 4,811m], Alam-Kuh [in the Alborz mountain range in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran, 4,848 m] and lots of others in Iran. Mr. Eskandari, who is originally from Zanjan [the capital of Zanjan Province in northwestern Iran], has conquered Ararat, and Sobhan in Turkey four times and some other peaks in Central Asia.

Mr. Eskandari, who suffered injuries in his eyes and hands during the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq in the 80s, has added the title of the oldest climber of Mera Peak to his trophy cabinet. He has set his sights on Mount Everest with an elevation of 8,848m.


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