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Location
At the head of the valley of Harrowdale in the White Mountains
Race
Division
Culture
Settlements
Rose to the south of Dunharrow
Meaning
'Spiked peak'

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The Starkhorn

The mountain at Harrowdale’s head

Map of the Starkhorn
"Immediately before the travellers the widest of these glens opened like a long gulf among the hills. Far inward they glimpsed a tumbled mountain-mass with one tall peak..."
The Two Towers III 6 The King of the Golden Hall

Prominent peaks of the White Mountains

A mighty snow-clad peak that rose in the inner regions of the White Mountains. From its feet sprang the river Snowbourn, whose widening valley ran northwards through the mountains to emerge onto the plains of Rohan. The Rohirrim called that valley Harrowdale, and built their courts of Edoras at its mouth, from where the lonely white peak of the Starkhorn could be seen along the straight length of the valley.


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