Appears in: The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King
Gimli In The Fellowship of the Ring:
Gimli arrives at Rivendell for the Council of Elrond. At the council, he tries to destroy the One Ring with his axe to no avail. He shows a strong distrust of Elves, but when Frodo volunteers to take the Ring to Mt. Doom in Mordor, he offers his services. As the Fellowship makes its way south, Gimli lobbies for the Fellowship to go through the Dwarven Mines of Moria, but Gandalf wants to attempt the Pass of Caradhras first. When they are driven back by severe weather called up by Saruman, Gandalf allows Frodo to choose the next route. Frodo chooses Moria, to Gimli's delight.