So there’s a popular meme, like many others, that is over used on the web [Redditors I’m looking at you]; One does not simply walk into Mordor.
The phrase “One does not simply walk into Mordor” originates from a scene in Peter Jackson’s 2001 film adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. In the scene, the Council of Elrond reveals that an evil ring must be destroyed by being thrown into the fires of Mount Doom, a volcano deep in the territory of Mordor. Boromir promptly points out the difficultly of the task by saying, “One does not simply walk into Mordor.”
Know your meme
Elrond: The ring cannot be destroyed, Gimli, son of Gloin, by any craft that we here possess. The ring was made in the fires of Mount Doom. Only there can it be unmade. The ring must be taken deep into Mordor and cast back into the fiery chasm from whence it came. One of you must do this.
Boromir: One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep. The great eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire, ash, and dust. The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume. Not with ten thousand men could you do this. It is folly.
Anyway I got thinking about it, in actuality it’s not really that far 🙂
From this map of the film locations, Hobbiton aka Matamata, doesn’t seem too far from Mt Doom née Mt Ngauruhoe.
So I plugged a couple of addresses into Google Maps, & generated the map shown below, choice eh?
It’s roughly 200 km’s (~124 miles), that you can walk in around 42 hours.
Let’s say 25 miles a day, you’d have to set up camp, eat, sleep & take toilet breaks.
You could do it in 5 days… I wonder if any LotR fans actually have, off to see if there’s info on the web, if not think I’ve a new idea for a project 🙂
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Great minds came before me, not only considerd this but made the walk & filmed it 🙂
I’m surprised they weren’t shot by farmers for bothering livestock, but good on ’em
Afer watching this series, I might want to refine my time estimates!