Just the Tip
It is said by the dwarves who make these mountains their home that the Dawnforge Mountains are the anvil upon which Moradin built all of creation. Though other folk are not as fervent in their beliefs regarding the mountains, it is nearly universally felt that these giant peaks are the oldest and tallest mountains in the world. Few passes penetrate all the way through the mountains and none of them are passable in winter — the only way through them at that time of year is by the endless tunnels and caverns that criss-cross the range. Without a guide, a traveler in these underground passages is sure to be hopelessly lost in the Underdark or worse.