Gandalf’s Plan to get into Mordor

Tolkien’s contour map reveals some clues.

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Ash Mountains Passes

One does not simply walk into Mordor –       One looks at a map first!

What-the-Uruk was Gandalf planning on doing if he survived Moria and guided the Fellowship beyond Lorien? Specifically, how was he going to get into Mordor?!!

Upper Arnen Passes

Tolkien may not have written Mithrandir’s plan down, but he seems to have left some subtle cartographic clues. Check out the analysis ( Gandalf’s Plan to Enter Mordor ) of the contour map of Gondor & Mordor in the front of The Return of the King.