The Iranian embassy has commenced its visa service
Great write up by George Cave on our Ski Expedition April 2015
"One of the great, enigmatic nations of the world, before our trip I knew nothing of the country beyond the narrow lens of occasional western media reports. Fortunately (and predictably) there is far more to this secretive Islamic Republic than a few trade embargos and nuclear talks and we had eyes on a ski descent of the country’s highest peak: Mount Damavand. A stunning snowy cone, it rises over a thousand metres above any of its neighbours with a smoking, sulphurous plume gently drifting from the volcano’s summit crater"
If you are looking for an IFMGA guide, I highly recommend my great friend and amazing guide Harald Koidl. I have done a couple of trips with Harald and climbed Mont Blanc with him last year as well as many other classics.