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. 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.
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. 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.
A training facility within the Highland Mountains.
Camp Hathcock, nestled in the mountains.
The Reach FLEETCOM Military Complex, among the mountains.
List of appearances
- Halo: The Fall of Reach (First appearance)
- Halo: First Strike
- Halo: Reach
- Halo: Fall of Reach
- Halo: The Fall of Reach - The Animated Series
- ^ Halo Waypoint: Defiant to the End
- ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 216
- ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 64-65
- ^ Halo: Reach, multiplayer map Highlands
- ^ Halo: First Strike, page 184 (2003 edition)