This is the most amazing and powerfully positive message I think ANY foreign-centred group has ever come up with here in Korea (short of the UN in 1949-52). Not to blow our own horn or preach to the converted, but this will I believe really cement KOTR and foreigners generally as being "givers" to the KOrean community and especially to the climbing scene.
If you don't know, super huge efforts on this have been given and sweated out like blood, from a few individuals who are way to modest to name themselves. I however, have no such compunctions so they are:
Bryan Hylenski (and Shauna Hylenski).
Seon Hwa-shim (Sunny)
And there's been a few other dear folks I've forgotten here, who also really made this happen, stepped up, took the bull by the horns and the tiger by the tail, diving in at the deep end where Angels fear to tread and just got it done. From all of the rest of us, and the climbing scene nationally, thanks a million.
If you can, but don't attend this, you're a goose. It's for the good of our love (climbing) and there are awesome movies, great prizes, kick-bum music shows and all kinds of good things going on.
Get involved, get there, get it on!
quem deus perdere vult, primus dementat