When I was invited to work with Jordan Manley on this trip to Iran, I didn't really know what to expect. I had always thought of Iran as a hot dusty country with difficult neighbours and a strained relationship with the UK. We have travelled through some hot dusty places, but we have also seen breathtakingly beautiful snow-covered mountains and amazing centuries-old architecture. My role has has been to enable Jordan to film and photograph in the high mountains, and all the rest has been a huge bonus. Here's a snapshot of the many faces of Iran that we have been privileged to see.
By coincidence, the Guardian ran an article a few days ago about skiing at Dizin. The stand-out sentence was this:
Up here the Islamic dress code strictly enforced in Tehran is casually relaxed. I saw peroxide-blonde hair pouring from under woolly hats and forearms scandalously uncovered.
Maybe the journalist was there at the same time as us, and spotted Chad...