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Location
A massive mountain range running west to east through the southern parts of known Middle-earth
Settlements
The northern fringes of the mountains were home to various settlements and encampments, including Edoras, Dunharrow and Helm's Deep
Important Peaks
Passes
Other names

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White Mountains

The snow-capped peaks that separated Gondor from Rohan

Map of the White Mountains
The main eastern peaks of the White Mountains1
The main eastern peaks of the White Mountains1

Also called Ered Nimrais, an important mountain range in the southwest of the known parts of Middle-earth. In the latter part of the Third Age, they formed the border between Gondor in the south and Rohan in the north.


Notes

1

The heights running from Mindolluin in the east to Thrihyrne in the west were the high snow-capped mountains that gave the range its name, but this was not formally the full extent of the range. The lower hills running westward from the springs of Adorn were also accounted part of the White Mountains. These were less high than those running through the populated parts of Gondor and Rohan, but they still formed a distinct continuation of the range. The final western extent of the White Mountains was considered to be the promontory of Andrast at the northern tip of the Bay of Belfalas.

See also...

Aglarond, Amon Dîn, Anórien, Aragorn Elessar, Battle of the Hornburg, Beacons of Gondor, Black Master, Black Stone, Blackroot Vale, Boar of Everholt, Bree-men, Brytta Léofa, Calenhad, City of Gondor, Dark Door, [See the full list...]

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