Mehdi Valipour, top of the Red Crescent Rescue and Relief Organization of Iran, reported Saturday.
Ten climbers have died and several more are missing in mountains north of Iran’s capital Tehran after heavy snowfall and a blizzard, state television reported on Saturday.
Among those who died are a political activist, an academic, a doctor and a mountaineering instructor.
Alborz mountain range run the capital city is popular with climbers and skiers wild weather the past few days has encounter Satuday worst catastrophe.
Several climbers remain unaccounted for since Friday when two deaths were reported, while the number reported as missing has increased as concerned families contact the authorities, the broadcaster said.