Highland Mountains

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The Reach FLEETCOM Military Complex in the Highland Mountains.

The Highland Mountains are a large group of mountain ranges in the Viery Territory of the human colony and UNSC fortress world Reach, located on Reach's northernmost continent.[1][2] The Highland Mountains were home to many facilities used by the UNSC, including Reach High Command, the Reach FLEETCOM Military Complex, Military Reservation 01478-B, Camp Hathcock, Camp Independence, Fairchild Field and ONI's CASTLE Base under Menachite Mountain. Other areas of the Highland Mountains include the Military Wilderness Training Preserve where Longhorn Valley, ODG Facility A-331 and the Big Horn River were located. Wild blueberry bushes and cedar trees grew in the mountains.[3]

After the Fall of Reach on August 30, 2552, these mountains were the only area not glassed by the Covenant, though glassing did occur in the area on a small scale.[4] The Covenant concentrated their forces in the region and set up an extensive excavation operation around Menachite Mountain in order to uncover a massive subterranean Forerunner structure.[5]


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  1. ^ Halo Waypoint: Defiant to the End
  2. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 216
  3. ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 64-65
  4. ^ Halo: Reach, multiplayer map Highlands
  5. ^ Halo: First Strike, page 184 (2003 edition)