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Mount Hermon (pronounces Kher-mon) is the highest summit in Israel, also the most northern point, with exceptional view over the area. It is also an observation point towards Syria, the southern part of Lebanon and of course all the Golan-Heights & Galilie region. During winters it is the only ski location in our country. Upon this summit at 2236m elevation, we clearly see this military observation point and the Druze town of Majdal-Shams on the slope (Majdal is a Tower and Shams translates to Sun, in arabic).
The heighest spot of Mt. Hermon is about 14km into the Syrian area at 2814m, not seen here (source from Wikipedia).
This picture taken from the balloon cord-connected flight up to 120m above and near our hotel. Despite the morning mist, wind prevailing and constantly tilted the balloon, managed a full zoom towards the mountain, which is at 33.3, 35.76 on the map.

For a wider perspective, one WS picture from 24km distance towards same direction from the balloon.

Cropped part of the upper part, RAW, F10.0, ISO100.

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Additional Photos by Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11161 W: 625 N: 20879] (90570)
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