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The '''White Mountains''', a loose translation of the [[Sindarin]] '''Ered Nimrais''' ("Whitehorn Mountains"). The mountains are named after the glaciers of their highest peaks. The range lies mostly East-West, but also has a northern section, which is separated from the main line of the ''Hithaeglir'' ("[[Misty Mountains]]") by the [[Gap of Rohan]]. Even at the southern latitude of Gondor and Rohan, the White Mountains bear snow in summer, suggesting they are extremely high. The range has no passes. The [[Paths of the Dead]] pass under it, but only the most courageous (or foolhardy) ever venture that route. The White Mountains form the northern boundary of [[Gondor]] and the southern boundary of [[Rohan]] except in their easternmost provinces.
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The '''White Mountains''' formed a mountain range that was the natural border between [[Gondor]] and [[Rohan]]. Its [[Sindarin]] name was '''Ered Nimrais''', "Whitehorn Mountains". The mountains were named after the glaciers of their highest peaks. The range lied mostly East-West, but also had a northern section, which was separated from the main line of the ''[[Hithaeglir]]'' by the [[Gap of Rohan]]. Even at the southern latitude of Gondor and Rohan, the White Mountains bore snow in summer, suggesting they were extremely high. The range had no known passes. The [[Paths of the Dead]] passed under it, but only the most courageous (or foolhardy) ever ventured that route.  
  
Its notable peaks include ''[[Irensaga]]'' and ''[[Starkhorn]]''. Between these two lies the ''Dwimorberg'', entrance to the Paths of the Dead.
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Its notable peaks included the ''[[Irensaga]]'' and ''[[Starkhorn]]''. Between these two lies the ''Dwimorberg'', entrance to the Paths of the Dead.
 
At the eastern end, the city of [[Minas Tirith]] is carved into ''Mindolluin'' mountain. The [[Warning beacons of Gondor]] are placed on top of seven peaks in the range: ''[[Amon Dîn]]'', ''[[Eilenach]]'', ''[[Nardol]]'', ''[[Erelas]]'', ''[[Min-Rimmon]]'', ''[[Calenhad]]'' and ''[[Halifirien]]''.  The northernmost point is the [[Thrihyrne]].
 
At the eastern end, the city of [[Minas Tirith]] is carved into ''Mindolluin'' mountain. The [[Warning beacons of Gondor]] are placed on top of seven peaks in the range: ''[[Amon Dîn]]'', ''[[Eilenach]]'', ''[[Nardol]]'', ''[[Erelas]]'', ''[[Min-Rimmon]]'', ''[[Calenhad]]'' and ''[[Halifirien]]''.  The northernmost point is the [[Thrihyrne]].
  
Several [[Rivers]] rise in the White Mountains, among them the [[Adorn]] (a tributary of [[Isen]]), the [[Snowbourn]] and [[Mering Stream]] (tributaries of the [[Entwash]]), and, on the south side, the [[Erui]], a tributary of [[Anduin]], the [[Ringló]] and its tributary [[Ciril]], which together with the [[Morthond]] all enter the [[Bay of Belfalas]] at [[Edhellond]] near [[Dol Amroth]]; the [[Lefnui]] of the [[Anfalas]], and the [[Five Rivers of Lebennin]].
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Several rivers sprung from the White Mountains, among them the [[Adorn]], the [[Deeping-stream]], the [[Snowbourn]] and [[Mering Stream]] on the north side, and, on the south side, the [[Erui]], the [[Ringló]], the[[Ciril]], the [[Morthond]] and the [[Lefnui]].
  
In the [[Second Age]], the White Mountains were populated by a people related to the [[Dunlendings]] who had been servants of [[Sauron]]. They swore allegiance to [[Isildur]], but betrayed him and were cursed: they became known as the [[Army of the Dead]], of the paths [[Aragorn]], [[Gimli]], [[Legolas]], and the rangers later took. Before the [[Dunlendings]], the White Mountains had been home to the ''Púkel-Men'' or [[Drúedain]].
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In the [[Second Age]], the White Mountains were populated by a people related to the [[Dunlendings]] who had been servants of [[Sauron]]. They swore allegiance to [[Isildur]], but betrayed him and were cursed: they became known as the [[Army of the Dead]], of the paths [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]], [[Gimli]], [[Legolas]], and the rangers later took. Before the Dunlendings, the White Mountains had been home to the ''Púkel-Men'' or [[Drúedain]].
  
 
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Raine Kuusi - Dusk.jpg
White Mountains
Physical Description
TypeMountain range
LocationBetween Gondor and Rohan
RealmsGondor and Rohan
DescriptionTall, snow-capped mountains
General Information
Other namesEred Nimrais

The White Mountains formed a mountain range that was the natural border between Gondor and Rohan. Its Sindarin name was Ered Nimrais, "Whitehorn Mountains". The mountains were named after the glaciers of their highest peaks. The range lied mostly East-West, but also had a northern section, which was separated from the main line of the Hithaeglir by the Gap of Rohan. Even at the southern latitude of Gondor and Rohan, the White Mountains bore snow in summer, suggesting they were extremely high. The range had no known passes. The Paths of the Dead passed under it, but only the most courageous (or foolhardy) ever ventured that route.

Its notable peaks included the Irensaga and Starkhorn. Between these two lies the Dwimorberg, entrance to the Paths of the Dead. At the eastern end, the city of Minas Tirith is carved into Mindolluin mountain. The Warning beacons of Gondor are placed on top of seven peaks in the range: Amon Dîn, Eilenach, Nardol, Erelas, Min-Rimmon, Calenhad and Halifirien. The northernmost point is the Thrihyrne.

Several rivers sprung from the White Mountains, among them the Adorn, the Deeping-stream, the Snowbourn and Mering Stream on the north side, and, on the south side, the Erui, the Ringló, theCiril, the Morthond and the Lefnui.

In the Second Age, the White Mountains were populated by a people related to the Dunlendings who had been servants of Sauron. They swore allegiance to Isildur, but betrayed him and were cursed: they became known as the Army of the Dead, of the paths Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and the rangers later took. Before the Dunlendings, the White Mountains had been home to the Púkel-Men or Drúedain.