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Friday, September 28, 2007
Halgurd peak which is part of Hasarost mountain is thought to be 3,607 metres/ 11,833 feet high, and had previously been thought to be Iraq's highest mountain
Cheekha Dar, or Black Tent, is the local Kurdish name for the mountain currently thought to be the highest in Iraq. It is claimed to be 3,611 metres/ 11,847 feet high by the CIA. It is on the border with Iran.
It was climbed in November 2004 by English explorer Ginge Fullen, who recorded a GPS reading of 3,628 meters/ 11,902 feet at the coordinates 36°46′31″N, 44°55′07″E. The location is consistent with Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and Russian topographic mapping, although these sources are more consistent with the CIA height.
Halgurd view near Semilan village in Choman district, Erbil, April 10, 2007
Halgurd view from Choman, June 13, 2007
Handren mountain in Soran - Feb 11, 2007
Piramagrun Mountain, Dokan, Sulaymaniyah