Almass Pass

Almass Pass

Almass Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.360m (7,742ft) above the sea level, located in Ardabil Province, Iran.

The road to the summit is asphalted but pretty steep. It links Asalem and Khalkhal. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.
Pic: Mehdi Ebrahimnezhad