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Starkhorn

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Rohan

Location: One of three mountains surrounding the refuge of Dunharrow in the White Mountains of Rohan; the source of the Snowbourn River.

Description:

Harrowdale lay before them, loud with the noise of waters in the evening. There the white Snowbourn, joined by the lesser stream, went rushing... down to Edoras.... Away to the right at the head of the great dale the mighty Starkhorn loomed up above its vast buttresses swathed in cloud; but its jagged peak, clothed in everlasting snow, gleamed far above the world, blue-shadowed upon the East, red-stained by the sunset in the West.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 3, The Muster of Rohan

The road [to Dunharrow] now led eastward straight across the valley... in front on the far side of the dale Merry saw a frowning wall, a last outlier of the great roots of the Starkhorn, cloven by the river in ages past.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 3, The Muster of Rohan

The Firienfeld men called it, a green mountain-field of grass and heath, high above the deep-delved courses of the Snowbourn, laid upon the lap of the great mountains behind: the Starkhorn southwards, and northwards the saw-toothed mass of Írensaga, between which there faced the riders, the grim black wall of the Dwimorberg....

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 3, The Muster of Rohan

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 22Dec04

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