Mount Hermon

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Mount Hermon is the highest point in the Anti-Lebanon range, though its position is actually southwest of the main range. Hermon is a massive, isolated mountain, whose snow-capped crest stretches twenty miles and towers above the surrounding countryside. Many Christians believe Hermon's summit to be the site of the transfiguration of Jesus. Its traditional religious significance is evident in the ruins of many ancient temples that surround the mountain. Today, however, a ski resort has been developed on its slopes.

Elevation (feet): 9,232
Elevation (meters): 2,814
Continent: Asia
Country: Lebanon
Latitude: 33.4106
Longitude: 35.8572
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Apr
Nearest major airport: Beirut, Lebanon
Convenient Center: Beirut, Lebanon

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 6 trip reports for Mount Hermon.

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  • Log #20728 - by AVEDIS KALPAKLIAN on Apr 04, 2007
    The only peak in Lebanon that you start from a bottom and you reach a summit.You start at 1100m at Fekaa and you reach the summit at 2814m All other peaks are a cummulatif of multiple peaks that...
  • Log #14332 - by Sid on May 02, 2003
    People, the discusion where the very peak of Mt.Hermon is not a politic but a geography! There are three main peaks. One in Israel has about 2224 m. Two are in Syria.
  • Log #14333 - by hassan kasbar on Dec 27, 2002
    mount hermon is legally and officially is on the border between lebanon and syria,actually the western slopes belong to lebanon and the eastern slopes belong to syria,don't forget that israel...
  • Log #14334 - by zebouni on Aug 02, 2002
    this peak is (officially) at the syrian -lebanese border. The Israelis have settled "un site d'alerte avancé" (a military base) on its slopes, but not on its summit (I was in july in lebanon and i...
  • Log #14335 - by Mike Sager on Nov 28, 2001
    Hermon is in Israel, not Lebanon. So Beirut is not the nearest convenient location. You'd probably be shot by the Israeli border police if you tried it that way! Also. it would be hard to summit...
  • Log #14336 - by Armin Tamegger on Mar 26, 2001
    At the summit of Mt.Hermon there is a position of the United Nations ( UNDOF ). I have lived at position Hermon from May 1988 till September 1989.