For advanced players. An isolated alpine region with very few shelters or resources. A true test of wilderness survival skills.
- In game description

Timberwolf Mountain is the fifth region to be introduced in The Long Dark. It's commonly considered the most difficult to survive in due to frigid temperatures (sub-20C almost every day) and frequent blizzards (usually at least three per week). These conditions limit the time a player can safely travel outside with anything less than top-quality clothing; the lack of warm indoor shelters means maintaining campfires is critical.

Overview Edit

Timberwolf Mountain is described as pure wilderness with a mountainous expanse almost entirely lacking in man-made shelters. It has steep cliffs and ravines that require rope climbing to navigate to several locations.[1]

Connects to Pleasant Valley via a treacherous and cold mountain pass.

Another defining feature is the plane that crashed on the mountain. The jet was shattered into pieces, littering the area with debris and pieces of the aircraft: two wings (one in the forest, another on the mountainside), the tail section, two wheels from the landing gear (one near the region entrance, another at the mountain's top) and two engines (one in the bottom of a ravine, the other near the exit from a cave near the river), as well as half the fuselage found near the top of the mountain. In addition, there are cargo containers from the plane scattered near the various plane components that, when opened with a hacksaw, can be looted for large amounts of a specific kind of item (e.g., canned food, medicine, or a class of clothing).

Strategy Edit

Timberwolf Mountain is very difficult to survive and requires preparation before attempting. There are few structures and little loot, so hunting is necessary to survive for an extended period of time.

A few hundred meters up the pathway from Pleasant Valley is Crystal Lake. On the shore is the Mountaineer's Hut, which is one of the only man-made shelters on the mountain.

The path to the summit is fairly linear. The destroyed plane at the summit contains many supplies, possibly including a distress pistol.

Game history Edit

Timberwolf Mountain was introduced on 16 December 2015 in version 0.298.

Locations Edit

There are many accessible locations within the Timberwolf Mountain region, including:

Maps Edit

Gallery Edit

  • A landscape view of the region.
  • Go to Cave (Timberwolf Mountain location 1)
  • Go to Cave (Timberwolf Mountain location 2)
  • Go to Chasm Cave
  • Go to Echo Peak West
  • Go to Echo Ravine
  • Go to Engine
  • Go to Forest Cave (Timberwolf Mountain location)
  • Go to Wing
  • Mountaineer's Hut
  • Mountaineer's Hut fishing cabin, Crystal Lake
  • Landing Gear
  • Forest Cave on Timberwolf Mountain

References Edit

  1. Hinterland Games, 2015, The Long Dark — December Update (v.298), “Timberwolf Mountain”, viewed 16 December 2015 <>
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