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Location
At the southern end of the Misty Mountains, west of Fangorn Forest and approximately north of Isengard
Settlements
Wellinghall stood close to this mountain's roots
Source
The Entwash rose in the Last Mountain's foothills
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Last Mountain

Methedras above Fangorn

Map of the Last Mountain
Somewhat conjectural1
Somewhat conjectural1

The name given to the southernmost of the true mountains in the range known as the Misty Mountains. Its snow-capped peak rose westward of the southern parts of Fangorn Forest, and the sources of the river Entwash rose from beneath the trees of its foothills.

The name 'Last Mountain' translates the Elvish name Methedras, which literally means 'last horn'. It did not mark the final southern extent of the Misty Mountains (a trail of highlands and hills continued southward for some fifty miles) but it was the last of the range that could truly be called a 'peak'.


Notes

1

The locations shown on the map for Wellinghall and the upper Entwash are inferred from textual references. They are not shown specifically on any canonical map and so, while they must have been in the approximate region shown, their exact positions are not known with certainty.

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