White Wolf Mountain

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White Wolf Mountain
The summit of the mountain
White Wolf Mountain map

White Wolf Mountain is a natural region between Taverley and Catherby, and as a border between the kingdoms of Asgarnia and Kandarin. The mountain itself is very dangerous to low-level players, however there are a variety of ways to go around or dodge the surface. Once a player has completed the Fishing Contest Quest, a tunnel that travels underneath the mountain becomes accessible. This tunnel features a cart station that leads to Keldagrim. There is also a boat from Port Sarim to Catherby, and Catherby has a lodestone so the mountain only needs to be 'crossed' once.

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Throughout the White Wolf Mountain, level 8 Adolescent White wolves, level 16 wolves and level 30 white wolves roam about, aggressively attacking low-level players. A single level 43 Big Wolf also lurks about, proving deadly to some lower levelled players. These wolves are a convenient source of wolf bones used in various quests. Some players may set up a cannon at the peak of the mountain as it will hit many wolves on the mountain and very few can actually attack the players back. In the Ice Queen's Lair underneath this mountain and near its multiple entrances level 54 ice warriors, level 51 ice giants, and level 42 ice spiders can be found. At the end of the cave network is the Ice Queen.

Quests[edit | edit source]

The entrance to a series of dungeons are guarded by high-level ice warriors and ice giants. In this so-called Ice Queen's lair, the Ice Queen can be found, who plays a crucial role in Heroes' Quest.

The dwarven brothers Austri and Vestri have a tunnel underneath this mountain and grant access to it after the Fishing Contest quest.

A Gnome glider is located at the centre peak of the mountain and is accessible to players after they have completed The Grand Tree quest.

Concept art of a gnome glider flying over White Wolf Mountain

It is also the location of Grimgnash, a griffin who plays a central role in the quest Grim Tales.

The White Pearl is also found here, for the quest Mountain Daughter. Players need gloves to pick it from the Thorny bushes, or 40 damage would be dealt.

The dead druid from the quest Wolf Whistle is found at the mountain's eastern entrance.

Evergreen trees used for sap in Icthlarin's Little Helper and The Eyes of Glouphrie.

The mountain is also featured in Heart of Stone where the place is related to the elder god Wen.

Ways of getting around[edit | edit source]

By foot[edit | edit source]

Starting just north of Taverley bank, start ascending the mountainside until a cave is reached. Enter the cave to reach a higher part of the mountain. Walk south until another cave entrance to the west can be seen. Entering that too will make the player appear on a lower elevation level. Walk south-east until Catherby beach is reached. If starting from Catherby, just move the opposite way.

Boat[edit | edit source]

Overhead Path of White Wolf Mountain

The simplest and safest (if slightly expensive alternative) is to go to the eastern area of Port Sarim where there's a collection of ships. One ship will run a trading company and will offer to 'charter' the player to a port of their choice. Taking the trip to Catherby will get the player directly on the west or member side of White Wolf Mountain and will cost around 1,000 coins - however there is a lodestone in the area, so it only needs to be paid once before activating the lodestone and having a direct crossing from anywhere in RuneScape.

The boat network can also take the player to a variety of other places, such as Port Khazard near Ardougne.

Shortcuts[edit | edit source]

Agility shortcut[edit | edit source]

There is a mithril grapple Agility shortcut located at the entrance of the mountain (when coming from Catherby) that requires 35 Strength, 35 Ranged, 32 Agility, and the completion of the Fishing Contest quest. This shortcut, however, can only be used when travelling from Catherby to Taverley.

A player using the mithril grapple Agility shortcut

Hidey-hole[edit | edit source]

At the location of the mithril grapple Agility shortcut, There is a option to create a "Hidey-hole".

Tunnel shortcut[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dwarven Tunnel

The Fishing Contest quest also unlocks a two-way underground passage that has no skill requirements that is little different in length to the above-ground route but does not have wolves and is safe for low level players.

Each end is guarded by a dwarf. Austri on the east and Vestri on the west. Other dwarves occupy the tunnel itself.

There is a Mine cart tunnel to Keldagrim next to the bar (south of the east stairway).

There is also a dwarven bar, with Dwarvern stouts on the tables for free, which has the following NPCs:

Teleportation[edit | edit source]

To lower level players who are not yet capable of teleportation or fending off the creatures of White Wolf Mountain, the passing may seem impossible. However Magic tablets can be used by anyone to teleport to different locations past the mountain, such as Camelot and it is possible to use a charter ship to reach any of the cities on the other side. Players can also teleport using the lodestone network after activating the Taverley or Seers' Village lodestones.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 18 February 2019 (Update):
    • The screen will no longer fade to black when trying to enter the cave on white wolf mountain on a F2P world.
  • patch 4 January 2011 (Update):
    • A trapdoor by White Wolf Mountain had clipping issues fixed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The White Wolf Mountain was reworked on 30 August 2016.
  • Although free players cannot enter the cave on the eastern side to travel to the summit, attempting to do so will cause the screen to darken shortly as if the player went through. When the screen clears again, the player is still in the same spot and gets the chatbox message 'To go here you must login to a members' server.' This has yet to be fixed.