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In this OSRS Below Ice Mountain Quest Guide, we’ll go through all the steps to complete the quest.

This guide is a part of our OSRS Optimal Quest Guide.

Below Ice Mountain story & info

Below Ice Mountain is a quest that introduces the Ruins of Camdozaal, a new city to OSRS that is great for low-level and F2P skilling.

During the quest, you’ll recruit Willow’s crew of ‘archeologists’ (they are actually grave robbers) and eventually open the entrance to the ruins of Camdozaal.

Quest Requirements

skill requirements Skill Requirements

  • 16 quest points
  • Combat stats to kill lvl 25 monster
  • OR 10 mining + pickaxe if you wish to mine the rocks instead

quest requirements Quest Requirements

You must have 16 Quest Points.

item requirements Item Requirements

ItemGrand Exchange?Obtainable during Quest?
Cooked meatYesYes


  • Armour and food
  • Teleports to Varrock
  • Teleports to Falador


  • Teleports to Edgeville (Glory or Combat Bracelet)
  • Stamina potions & weight reducing armour will come in handy

OSRSGuide Recommendation:

Use the Quest Helper Plugin for Runelite.

The Quest Helper Plugin makes Questing TONS easier.

  • Helps keep track of the item requirements and whether you have them on you or not
  • Displays a quest guide in the sidebar
  • Highlights NPCs you need to talk to
  • Knows which dialogue you need to use during the quest
  • Shows the next location in the quest on your map

If you want to install it, you can install the Quest Helper directly from your Plugin Hub on Runelite.

install the quest helper plugin for runelite from the runelite plugin hub

Below Ice Mountain Guide

Quest Start

location osrsF2P: Teleport to Falador (37 Magic) and walk North
P2P: Use a Falador Teleport Tab or Combat Bracelet to the Monastery or a glory teleport to Edgeville.

The quest is started by speaking with Willow. She is located just below the dwarven mine.

speak with willow to start the below ice mountain quest

Willow is an archeologist (or thief, depending on how you look at it) who discovered the entrance to some ancient ruins. She needs your help to get in. But first, you will have to help her re-unite with her old crew. Since they didn’t part on good terms, you have to help her make amends. She can’t do it herself, because she needs to protect the entrance, after all, someone might steal the glory right from under her.

Her crew:

  • Burntof: an old dwarf skilled at demolition
  • Checkal: strongman who can lift things (according to her, stronger than my character with a strength cape)
  • Marley: the disarmer

Recruiting Checkal

Run East towards the Barbarian Village.

Here, you’ll find Checkal. Speak with him.

recruiting checkal in barbarian village

He will help you, if you can prove your strength to him.

To do so, you have to take a training with Atlas. He is inside the dining hall.

speak with atlas and do his training

Atlas will take you through a free training. A rocky-training-style cut scene will start in which you run all around Varrock and Barbarian Village and do a ton of push ups. Once the cutscene is complete, you will unlock the Flex Emote.

Now go back to Checkal and use the Flex Emote in front of him.

flex your muscles to recruit checkal

Once you flexed your great muscles, Checkal will agree to meet you at the Ancient entrance.

Recruiting Marley

location osrsP2P: Use a Glory to teleport to Edgeville or Combat Bracelet to Monastery

Run North from Barbarian Village towards Edgeville (or use a glory teleport if you are really lazy).

You’ll find Marley at the Edgeville Yew trees.

speak with marley to recruit him

Marley is clearly a thief, afraid of getting caught from his recent robbery in Varrock. He’s hungry too, and needs a warm meal.

The meal he requires (a steak sandwich) is made by the cook inside the Blue Moon Inn in Varrock.

So teleport to Varrock (or run) and get to the pub.

You’ll find the cook inside the kitchen in the back. Speak with him.

speak with the cook to get the recipe for a steak sandwich
Dialogue: 1

He doesn’t want to make the sandwich for you because he considers Marley a low-class criminal. However, he does tell you how to make the sandwich.

Use a knife on a piece of bread with a cooked meat in your inventory to create a steak sandwich.

how to make stake sandwhich

Now return to Marley to give him the sandwich.

give marley the steak sandwich osrs

Recruiting Burntof

location osrsF2P: Use the Falador Teleport spell (37 Magic)
P2P: Use a Falador Teleport Tablet

Burntof is located in the Falador Inn.

speak with burntof and buy him an ale

He will only talk to you if you buy him a beer. So buy one Asgarnian Ale from Kaylee or Emily.

Give him the beer.

He will then challenge you to a contest of Rock Papers Scissors

beat burntof at rock paper scissors

Luckily for us, he is too drunk so we can trick him. What you pick doesn’t matter, you will win anyway (I chose rock 3 times).

Once the cutscene is over, Marley is on the team.

Excavation Time

Now that the whole crew is recruited, it’s time to start the excavation process.

Meet Willow and the crew at the Ruins Entrance just west of the Ice Mountain. Here’s a map for you.

ruins of camdozaal location osrs

Once you arrive at the entrance, talk to Willow.

speak with willow to start the excavation on the ruins of camdozaal

After talking with Willow, a cut scene will start.

All the lads from her crew will do their thing.

And then Willow reveals her true colors…

willow will show her true colors in the cutscene in the ruins of camdozaal

Finally, the crew runs of when a monster (Ancient Guardian Lvl 25) appears.

You have to kill it.

defeat the ancient guardian to finish the quest

Alternatively, you can also mine the obstackles on the side.

Once killed, your quest is complete!

Quest Rewards

below ice mountain quest rewards
  • 1 Quest Point
  • Flex Emote
  • 2,000 GP
  • Access to the Ruins of Camdozaal

The Ruins of Camdozaal is an underground city where you have a bank, smithing, fishing and mining spots.

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Dean started playing Runescape in 2006 when he was just 10 years old and has been playing ever on and off ever since (you never quit OSRS, right?) In 2013 he switched to OSRS Servers and never looked back. Dean has spent over 20,000 hours in the game now and frequently revisits his favourite portion of OSRS; the early-to-mid game through new account builds. You can also find bite-sized runescape guides on Deans' YouTube channel

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