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This question was marked as a duplicate of another, but I'm trying to ask a different question that is not addressed. Please keep reading.

The other question asks whether or not the Others can simply swim or sail around the wall. I argue this is a moot point, since by latitude and geography, I can't imagine the Bay of Ice doesn't simply freeze over in the winter. Is there any canon mention of this one way or the other?

If it does freeze, the Others could just walk south from the Frozen Shore to the Wolfswood and Deepwood Motte, completely bypassing both the wall and the mountains.

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    "Assuming that the Bay of Ice freezes solid in the winter,..." Do you have canon sources that bodies of water near the Wall freeze solid in winter? That would really help your question. :-) – RichS Jun 21 '17 at 0:32
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    The wall freezes.. – Celestialgranturismo Jun 21 '17 at 1:49
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    @RichS, that is literally the question that I'm asking. I haven't read the books, so I don't know one way or the other. If it snows as far south as Kings Landing, though, I can't imagine the Bay of Ice wouldn't freeze. Not to mention the name is the Bay of Ice. – G Snow Jun 22 '17 at 1:59
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    Not to mention, Mooz has made many interesting points there. This is just a narrowed down sub-question of the more generic question that why can't Others bypass the wall through the sea. And therefore is bound to get the same answer. Which in turn makes this a duplicate. (Just providing my reasoning as the first close voter) – Aegon Jun 22 '17 at 7:12

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