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Secret of the Snowy Peaks
BotW Peak Log.jpg
Quest Giver Mountain Peak Log
Location Mount Granajh
Reward Suma Sahma Shrine

"Secret of the Snowy Peaks" is a Shrine Quest in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Overview

There is a small, ruined shack on Mount Granajh where Link can read a Book called the Mountain Peak Log. It describes an unknown person's research into an Ancient Shrine hidden on the mountain.[2] The author found an old text with instructions to cast a cold shadow onto the core of the pedestal when it glows.[3] They believe that the pedestal referred to within is the one of Mount Granajh.[4]

In the next entry, the author discusses another piece of text they have found that could help solve the mystery.[5] The text says to cast a "cold shadow" onto the pedestal while it is glowing.[6] The author recalls that the pedestal does glow for a short time each day, but they do not know how to make a cold shadow.[7]

The author believes they are close to discovering the solution in the final entry.[8] They think that the "cold shadow" refers to a specific type of shadow,[9] but they are running out of food and must abandon their research.[10] After Link finishes reading the Mountain Peak Log, the Shrine Quest will begin.

The pedestal referred to in the Mountain Peak Log resides nearby on the side of Daval Peak. To solve the riddle, Link must either use Cryonis on the pond near the edge of Mount Granajh or stand at the edge holding a snowball at 4:00. When this is done, the shadow of either the snowball or ice block will be cast onto the center of the pedestal and activate it. This will cause Suma Sahma Shrine to rise from the snow,[11] which completes the Shrine Quest.

Objectives

Stage Description
1 In a diary left long ago, there were a few lines on investigations concerning the mysterious pedestal.

"When the snowy mountain pedestal glows, cast a cold shadow onto its core."

You gather that there is a secret hidden in the pedestal nestled in the snowcapped peaks.
Complete Casting a shadow on the mysteriously glowing pedestal revealed none other than an ancient shrine!

Now venture inside and undergo the trial.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
ItalyItalianDiario del monte nevosoSnowy mountain diary
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References

  1. "Secret of the Snowy Peaks
    Mount Granajh
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "This is a log of my findings concerning the shrine that sleeps on a snowy Gerudo peak." — Mountain Peak Log (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "I come to this snowy mountain intending to find the ancient shrine that was written about in an old text. "When the snowy mountain pedestal glows, cast a cold shadow onto its core."" — Mountain Peak Log (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "I believe I've arrived at the pedestal mentioned in the text." — Mountain Peak Log (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "On a brighter note, I've found an explanation in the source text that may be the key to this riddle." — Mountain Peak Log (Breath of the Wild)
  6. ""When the snow mountain pedestal glows, cast a cold shadow onto its core."" — Mountain Peak Log (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "I noticed a faint glow to the pedestal for a short while each day. But how to "cast a cold shadow onto its core"...? It seems that this calls for further research here." — Mountain Peak Log (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "I can feel that I'm a hair's breadth away from unlocking the secrets hidden within the pedestal." — Mountain Peak Log (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "I'm certain that "casting" and "cold" refer to using a specific type of shadow." — Mountain Peak Log (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "But I've run out of food entirely, and I doubt now that I ever had the tools to do the job...whatever they might be." — Mountain Peak Log (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Casting a shadow on the mysteriously glowing pedestal revealed none other than an ancient shrine!" — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
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