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Unread 06-26-2005, 11:12 PM
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My apologies for not being more specific.

The Bukhansan National Forest Service would enact this policy to reduce the number of accidents and the negative environmental impact climbers "seem" to have in those climbing areas. The majority of accidents are scramblers who are ill-equipped and lack little, if no, real climbing experience.

Enacting such a policy will not reduce the number of climbing, not "scrambling"-I reiterate, accidents in the Bukhansan National Park.

The only realistic way to reduce climbing related accidents is to mandate all Koreans to go to climbing school of some sort or another--and what country does that?

Aside from a few cigarette butts, here and there, the majority of Korean climbers do a good job of "leaving no trace", cleaning up the messes of others, and for the most part, camp in the designated campground areas.

As for feces far from the out-houses, there are consensual discreet areas that most of them know of and use. As unappealing as it may be, if you're unlucky enough, the impact of these "defecation" spots is barely noticeable for the most part.

Does the foreign climbing community really want this? It'd be another form that would have to be filled out and sent in to the National Park Service three days prior--which would also entail approval by the Park Service.

I am sure that the National Park Service would love to hear your opinions. Believe it or not, the "wae-gugin" community might have some influence. Get a Korean friend to help you on this---

http://www.npa.or.kr

Go to "가입" and register to login.

Go to "커뮤니티" and then to "계시판"

Cheers~

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