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Seonunsan Guidebook

"암벽등반 가이드북 선운산" a (Korean) guidebook to Seonunsan and Halmae Bawi is out and looks great. It's not in Jeonju shops, though, Kyobo couldn't even order it. . . and I've done a fairly exhaustive online search (found the book, but no ordering links ) Can anyone hook me up or link me up? I did contact the author on his blog, but I want it NOW!!
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I got a copy from the Daejeon Wall folks, will see if they have any more tomorrow. I totally second the reccommendation, it is a tome! The book is brilliant in detail, layout and with plenty of colour photos and easy to understnad maps and topos. The grades are given in both French and YDS (US) system and at the back is a useful listing of routes by grade and by alphabetical order. A model of professionalism (cepting a few minor English typos) and accessability. Nice quality paper too, looks tough enough to survive a few outings (unlike most Thailand guides). Ask at your local gym, as it seems to be being sold via the gym scene rather than via bookstores.
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He says he worked long and hard on it, and I know this to be true! I'll have to hobble over to my gym!
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My friend 한상훈 was the main organizer of publishing the guide book with some guys like 김종근etc.. and 혜초여행사 aleady made English guide book on 북한산 and some other crags. Check it out or ask them to send. They said 선운산 guide book will be written in English, too.
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Sunny sent me a copy, and it's awesome! I may have to move back to Korea. The "TIP" section gives beta on how to do the moves, so if you wanna go for the onsight DON'T LOOK! Thanks Sunny!
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Sadly, this guidebook was published as a premium for Scarpa customers, and isn't available retail!! I got a copy from my friends at Scarpa who explained it. . . though that is pretty crazy! It looks like so much work went into it-- it's a great book and should be SOLD to whomever will buy it. . . and I have an inkling of what goes into producing a book. . .^^

Dong-il--- I've never seen an English Bukhan Guide! but I am curious if anyone has one or knows who put it out or can send me any leads. . . I've seen many Korean guides (and I have one) but nothing in English. The Bukhan rangers don't seem to know. . . please send me info if you (or anyone has it!!)

The ONLY English (or Korean/Konglish. . . which is the closest to English) guide I've seen for Korea was the Um Tae-in Guide to Kanhyeon c. 1999. I'd definitely be indebted to anyone who can point me towards any other English/Konglish guides!!

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