Cold-Endurance Contest – Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

Survive the Cold-Endurance contesttest atop Mount Granajh to defeat Radho's best time.

Cold-Endurance Contest is a side quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in which you enter a contest with an old man to survive the cold night of the Gerudo Desert.

This quest involves accepting a challenge to withstand the freezing cold of the desert at the top of Mount Granajh with Rahdo. The contest will continue from evening to early morning. Whoever cannot bear the challenge will have to pay 50 rupees to the other person.

There are some ways to make it easier for you to withstand the freezing cold and increase your chances of winning the contest. This article covers every possible aspect of successfully completing the quest in the easiest possible manner.

Talk to Rahdo at the top of Mount Granajh

To start the Cold Endurance Contests side quest, you must talk to an old man named Rahdo (-1378, -3361, 0470) at the top of Mount Granajh in Gerudo Canyon.

This place is west of South Lomei Labyrinth and north of Daval Peak.

You can go to Mount Granajh from the Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower by gliding in the southeast direction. To glide this far, you may need to upgrade your stamina meter. Along with that, you may require the ability of Wind Sage Tulin’s Gust to reach Mount Granajh.

Once you reach the location, you need to go to the top of this mountain, where you will meet Rahdo. Once you start a conversation with him, he will give you the challenge of bearing the extreme desert cold during the night with him.

He will ask you to bet 50 rupees, and he will also bet 50 rupees. Whoever can withstand the freezing cold will get 100 rupees.

You will observe two stone pillars on top of the mountain. He is standing on one of them, and you need to get on the second stone to start the challenge. Remember not to jump from the stone to the ground, as you will lose by doing so.

Another thing to remember is that before starting the challenge, you need to remove all the clothes except your knickers. You are unable to wear any warm clothes during the contest.

Additionally, you cannot equip any cold-resistant armor to make the contest easier. However, you can have a shield or weapon with you during the contest.

Survive the Cold Night of Gerudo Desert

The challenge will continue from the evening to the early morning from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This period is only 10 minutes in the real world. There are some ways you can pass this Cold-Endurance contest. These ways are mentioned below for your ease.


You will keep losing your health gradually and lose the challenge if you don’t follow our guidelines below.

1. One way to bear the cold is by having a shield or any gear fused with a Ruby. This way is highly recommended to bring victory in the contest. It will keep your body temperature high enough to withstand the cold and increase your chances of winning.

2. Another way is to consume Cold Resistance Meals. These meals can consist of Warm Safflina, spicy Peppers, or any other ingredient that brings the effect of warmth to the body. To make these meals, you will need a Zonai Cooking Pot.

3. Another way to resist the freezing cold is to bring bundles of wood, which can be found near Rahdo’s tent. If you have Flint with you, you can burn these woods on the pillar stone, which will help you endure the coldness of the desert.

As time passes during the contest, you will notice that Rahdo will get weaker, and eventually, he will stumble onto the ground. This act of him will let you win the challenge.

Once you have completed the Cold-Endurance Contest side quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you will be able to unlock another side quest of The Heat-Endurance Contest.

Quest Reward

Rahdo will give you a Silver Rupee (100 Rupees) as a reward for defeating him in the contest.

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