Hi Guys, Just a quick note since the 14th of May the KNPS have been tightening up on enforcing climbing permits . Nam-Soerak (Jangseodae) including Algulbawi 알글바의 also come under this remit.
At least three days before climbing, climbers are required to submit a contact list, Itinerary and liability waiver to the KNPS detailing that they will obey national park rules and also outline intended routes. In addition climbers are also required to supply a topo and an equipment list.
The last time I climbed near Jangseodae 장수대 the ranger there kindly registered us on the day however they might be less willing to do that later in the season.
A number of KOTR climbers were stopped from entering the trail up to Jjangjeong 장정봉 Bong in the main park last year.
Any climbers planning on staying in Bisondae 비선대 are also required to register in advance, pitching up on the day will make the staff a little flustered as it can get really cosy up there in summer.
This might seem like a lot of extra hassle but we've got to adhere to the rule. Fines for climbing without a permit have been upped to 500,000w and in turn disregarding the rules threatens future access.
If you have a Korean friend you can help you permit forms can be obtained from [email protected]
A big thanks to 조선갑 for updating us on the situation. I have a copy of the access form that will be posted when its been converted into word format.
Peas. Jah bless.