Ascent of Bukhan-san on 2012-05-28

Climber: Matthias Ihl

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, May 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Location:South Korea
    Elevation:836 m / 2746 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Spent most of the holiday hiking in Bukhansan National Park just north of Seoul. Climbed the highest mountain, Baegundae, 837 m, after seeking the right path for 2 hours or so (I would recommend to put sign posts. where they actually matter and to match what is displayed on signs with official park map). There are actually quite spectacular views to be had up there, with Seoul in the background and several rugged granite peaks in the area that feature 200+ m walls, perfect for climbing! There was a steel line protecting the upper slopes and it looked a little bit like the Hillary Step on Everest this season ;) I tried to avoid the crowd as much as possible by scrambling up away from the line but eventually they caught up with me....anyway, amazing scenery, if you visit Seoul and you want to get out of the city to hike or climb this is the place to go! On my way home I got a free city tour taking a full loop with the 110B bus (I would recommend that as a cheap option to see a lot of Seoul for about €1).
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Hot, Calm, Overcast

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