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Year 3019 – The Lord of the Rings

January 8

  • The company reaches Hollin

January 11, 12

  • Snow on Caradhras

‘Caradhras was called the Cruel, and had an ill name, said Gimli, ‘long years ago, when rumour of Sauron had not been heard in these lands.’ […]
The Company now gathered together as close to the cliff as they could. It faced southwards, and near the bottom it leaned out a little, so that they hoped it would give them some protection from the northerly wind and from the falling stones. But eddying blasts swirled round them from every side, and the snow flowed down in ever denser clouds.
They huddled together with their backs to the wall. Bill the pony stood patiently but dejectedly in front of the hobbits, and screened them a little; but before long the drifting snow was above his hocks, and it went on mounting. If they had had no larger companions the hobbits would soon have been entirely buried.

[The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 3: The Ring Goes South]

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