Frozen peaks are mountains, mountain ranges, or mountain peaks covered in snow and ice. This may be because their heights allow for snow cover, or it may be because the mountain itself is located within a frozen region. Fictional frozen peaks are often depicted as dangerous but beautiful places. They may contain treacherous cliffside pathways, frozen waterfalls, and mysterious ice caves. The weather, always cold, may be either clear and sunny or prone to fearsome blizzards dangerous enough to kill in minutes. Frozen peaks are home to adventurers, ice climbers, and yeti.
Designing Fictional Frozen Peaks
Fictional frozen peaks can be treacherous places. Snow bridges that hide deep crevasses may be terrain hazards capable of swallowing adventurers whole. There may be corpses of those that did not survive the harsh trek. While inclement weather may be dangerous to the exposed, snow caves may hold both the possibility of safety and mystery within them.
The tallest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest, reaches 8,848 meters / 29,029 feet. The tallest mountain on Mars, Olympus Mons, is 21.9 kilometers / 72,000 feet tall.