Tears of the Kingdom: How to get to Snow Mountain Shrine in TotK

Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom Great Sky Island Ice Mountain Shrine
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The third shrine in Great Sky Island is called Gutanbac Shrine, but before you get to it and discover its name, it is just called the Ice or Snow Mountain Shrine because it is the first snow biome and ice you’ll come across in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. If you are struggling to get to the top of the Snow Mountain Shrine, you’ve come to the right place.

Note: To make exploring the snow biome much easier, I highly recommend picking up the Archaic Tunic first as it will get rid of your need for cold resistance cooked food.

How to get to Snow Mountain Shrine in Tears of the Kingdom

Tears of the Kingdom has a lot of challenging puzzles and areas to explore, but the first major hurdle (after learning about Courage to Fall Shrine Guide by Gamekinny, of course) is to climb to the top of Snow Mountain Shrine. In my experience, the easiest way to do this is to use three attached logs.

Getting to the summit is fairly straightforward, but once you get to the area just beneath the Snow Mountain Shrine, you’ll be faced with an all-ice wall. While you can climb the ice wall in a specific hidden area, an easier trick to overcome the ice wall is to use a Wood Cutting Axe to chop down the trees in the area. With the trunks available, use Ultrahand to attach three trunks in a vertical line.

Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom Three Log Ladder

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With that done, rotate your makeshift ladder up and prop it in the corner of the mountain as shown in the image above. As you may have noticed by now, you can’t climb ice, but you can climb wood.

With the wood ladder secured in the corner, you can climb up to the summit of the Snow Mountain Shrine and enter the Gutanbac Shrine. On the opposite side of the shrine, you’ll see a worn-down building that has a cooking pot in it. You can drop Flint near the cooking pot and strike it with a stone weapon to create a fire. You can then use this cooking pot to create more cold resistant recipes which are essential if you don’t have cold resistance gear yet.

Noah Nelson
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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.