"Hi. I’m Kerry Shawcross and I’m Chris Demarais and we’re two diehard Lord of the Rings fans. We’ve seen all the movies a dozen times, read and re-read the books, watched the movies a few more times and then read the books again. In Lord of the Rings, Frodo and Sam walk all the way from The Shire to the heart of Mordor: Mount Doom. This journey took them about six months of walking to complete, or in layman terms: three books, because you know one does not simply walk into Mordor! How far is that though? Since you can’t exactly plug The Shire and Mordor into Google Maps, we looked at the distance between the filming locations in New Zealand used by Peter Jackson. It turns out, the total distance from the set of Hobbiton to Mount Ngauruhoe (the mountain used as Mount Doom) is only about 120 miles. It seems like one couldĀ simply walk to Mordor, right? So, after realising this we naturally hopped on a plane and flew to New Zealand for a week. We loaded up backpacks with cameras, survival and Hobbit gear and headed to Matamata, the home of the Hobbiton film set. We have six days to do what took Frodo and Sam three films to complete. We will take our official Lord of the Rings Ring of Power replica one hundred and twenty miles to Mount Doom and destroy it. Easy, right? I mean how hard could it be? It’s just A Simple Walk into Mordor.”

  1. tonythefishmas reblogged this from havelogicwilltravel
  2. we-live-the-fandom-life reblogged this from havelogicwilltravel
  3. theatregirlbt reblogged this from dannythedoe
  4. thediamondminegal reblogged this from watlashton
  5. findingthegreat-perhaps reblogged this from havelogicwilltravel
  6. watlashton reblogged this from havelogicwilltravel
  7. mysterymachineofficial reblogged this from xchibi
  8. xchibi reblogged this from permyufrost
  9. kiliswalnutpillow reblogged this from havelogicwilltravel
  10. freakinghero reblogged this from havelogicwilltravel
  11. scarlettaurora reblogged this from goddammit-barb
  12. not-cool-shane reblogged this from -hey-assbut-
  13. blackrose3214 reblogged this from swedish-pagan
  14. iamthedoctorandiam-afraid reblogged this from reading-mylife
  15. pureed-madness reblogged this from irissteth
  16. gabriellealcala reblogged this from ohshitwoops
  17. irissteth reblogged this from mistress-alluvial and added:
    kinirohana
  18. somuchaly reblogged this from mistress-alluvial
  19. little-motel-confessions reblogged this from mistress-alluvial
  20. lundibix reblogged this from smallplantboy
  21. rangerkatt reblogged this from smallplantboy
  22. mistress-alluvial reblogged this from hellosunhellomoon
  23. hellosunhellomoon reblogged this from smallplantboy
  24. therobinhood reblogged this from toldie
  25. smallplantboy reblogged this from sonohtora
Short URL for this post: http://tmblr.co/ZERV-xZ8NXeE