Besides probably being hot, would there be any adverse effects if one were to stand on top of Barad-dur, close to the Eye of Sauron?

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    If you're referring to the giant floating eyeball of doom, that was basically made up for the movies so there's not really any source to draw from. In the books, "the eye" was a metaphor or at best a vision, and not a physical phenomenon. – Travis Christian Oct 13 '14 at 17:07
  • See scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/14489/… and scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/27657/… about whether the eye even existed. – Jim Green Oct 13 '14 at 17:08
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    ...although the concept of the "Eye" in this question is fine if the OP clarifies that a movie-canon answer is sought, it's still not an answer that can be provided based on the available materials. – user8719 Oct 13 '14 at 17:10

At around 1,400 meters high, you would have slightly less oxygen. Breathing could be a little bit more labored. Also at that height the wind could be quite strong.

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    But what about the enormous flaming eye next to you? – Valorum Oct 13 '14 at 17:42
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    @Richard That might cause your breathing to be even more labored. – Matt Gutting Oct 13 '14 at 18:57
  • @MattGutting - Would it burn up the available oxygen, I mean. – Valorum Oct 13 '14 at 19:05
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    @MattGutting - His gas bill must have been monstrous – Valorum Oct 13 '14 at 19:20
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    I bet he never paid his gas bills though. He was that evil. – Misha R Oct 14 '14 at 6:37

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