Home

Navigation
Home
Climbing
Forums
Area Photos
Search
Search Climbs
Search Photos
Search Forums
Submissions
Add a Climb
Add an Area Photo
Quick Links
Rock Climbing Areas
Rock Climbing Photos
Ice Climbing Areas
Ice Climbing Photos
Gyms
Gym Photos
Bouldering Areas
Bouldering Photos
Artificial Walls
Artificial Wall Photos
User Links
Register
Today's Posts
Calendar
FAQ
Korea Links
Weather
Train Schedule
Korea Travel
Climbs by Province
Jeju-Do Jeollanam-Do Jeollabuk-Do Gyeongseongnam-Do Gyeongsangbuk-Do Chungcheongbuk-Do Chungcheongnam-Do Gyeonggi-Do Gangwon-Do Province
User Name Password
Calendar | Register | Lost Password?

Go Back   KOTR Forums > Community > Other Activities

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 10-12-2006, 07:27 PM
hulk's Avatar
hulk hulk is offline
Beer is good
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pohang
Posts: 10
Hiking advice

hey guys,
Planning on a hike across Jirisan national park later this month but having done no overnight hiking in Korea I am wondering what facilities are available at the shelters. Probably quite different to NZ.
So can someone give me an idea on what to expect. Is there drinkable water? Can you use a camping stove? (someone told me that wasn't cool in the national parks), can you rent blankets? do you need to book a space?

Cheers,
James
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 10-12-2006, 10:33 PM
skinsk's Avatar
skinsk skinsk is offline
peace
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jochiwon (Sejong City)
Posts: 2,552
Let's see. . . it's been 7 years. . . but Oct 99 I spent the better part of a week in Jirisan. . . not too crowded. . . I didn't book anything in advance but stayed at mountain huts. . . I think blankets and/or mats are generally available for an extra W1000 or 2. . . a space in the shelter is W5,000. As in the US, stoves are allowed; campfires are not. Most huts have cooking areas; some have communal kitchens. Most have food (ramyon) drinks (water, soju, beer, maybe pocari sweat, coffee--er copy). I'd bring a mat (wooden bunks), sleeping bag or sheets at least and stove. . . but use your own judgement balancing weight and necessity/luxury.

The webpage for Jiri is: http://www.knps.or.kr/chiri/eng/main.htm
The main Nat'l Park page lista the cooking restrictions, but it looks like the shelters for Jirisan all allow cooking.

Look for bears! Take photos!!
__________________
"If you can't do something well, you might as well learn to enjoy doing it poorly." -- from a de-motivational poster, but I find it oddly liberating!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 08-27-2007, 09:57 PM
firepink's Avatar
firepink firepink is offline
Jiri Jammer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mokpo
Posts: 83
Three things -

1. Would Chuseok be a good time to go to Jiri-san, or would it be way too overcrowded? I'm thinking of doing a 5 day trek from Hwaeom-sa to Daewon-sa, hitting up Piagol Valley and Banya-bong along the way.

2. Let's play "Good idea/Bad idea": hiking alone as a foreign girl with very little knowledge of Korean (but armed with a turned-off cell phone and a Lonely Planet phrasebook!)

3. The English page for Korean National Parks is now http://english.knps.or.kr/, and the Jiri-san page is http://jiri.knps.or.kr/Jirisan%5Feng/
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 08-27-2007, 11:12 PM
skinsk's Avatar
skinsk skinsk is offline
peace
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jochiwon (Sejong City)
Posts: 2,552
Did a weeklong mid-Oct hike solo when I was much newer to Korea. No problem whatsoever (unless you actually see one of those imported bears ). . . (I actually ran into another woman at that time!! I did, however, go during my school's mid-term week, not Chuseok. I think if you go deeper, you'll find less crowds, and there are plenty of mountain huts (get there early, drop your stuff, run off light up the various trails). . . near the entrances, etc it'll be a zoo. Spent the last two Chuseoks at Seoraksan and managed to get away from the hordes at least part of the time, do all the climbing routes we planned and more, and ran into KOTRers left and right last year!! Go for it! Bring a sleeping pad and ear-plugs!
__________________
"If you can't do something well, you might as well learn to enjoy doing it poorly." -- from a de-motivational poster, but I find it oddly liberating!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 09-01-2007, 01:14 PM
shanja's Avatar
shanja shanja is offline
verticalcult
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Daejeon
Posts: 1,386
The huts in Jirisan are likely to be super crowded and noisy at that time. Not a big issue as you can usually get at least floor space if the bunks are all gone, but it will be significantly colder than anywhere else in Korea. You can rent blankets for 5000won a night I think, if you don't wanna carry a sleeping bag, buying food at the huts is ridiculously expensive...take your own! Ummm hiking solo should be safe, can't see why not. The route yu are thinking of is really nice, and noot too busy in many sections. Sweet plan.
__________________
quem deus perdere vult, primus dementat
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 09-13-2007, 07:52 AM
isipau isipau is offline
Seorak Sender
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16
Jirisan Shelters and Reserving Them

Quote:
Originally Posted by skinsk
Did a weeklong mid-Oct hike solo when I was much newer to Korea. No problem whatsoever (unless you actually see one of those imported bears ). . . (I actually ran into another woman at that time!! I did, however, go during my school's mid-term week, not Chuseok. I think if you go deeper, you'll find less crowds, and there are plenty of mountain huts (get there early, drop your stuff, run off light up the various trails). . . near the entrances, etc it'll be a zoo. Spent the last two Chuseoks at Seoraksan and managed to get away from the hordes at least part of the time, do all the climbing routes we planned and more, and ran into KOTRers left and right last year!! Go for it! Bring a sleeping pad and ear-plugs!

There are 9 shelters along the ridge in Jirisan. With the exception of Jeseok Shelter, most of the others are simply a floor and four walls--no bedding supplies and maybe some limited food or drink options (like coffee and ramen). You can use your trail stove in the shelters, but not outside them. There are springs for drinking water near all of the shelters. But good luck reserving a place at one of them. If you go to the Korean National Park website, there's a seemingly helpful page that tells you to make reservations via email. However, if you send an email to the provided address, it will come back. The address is invalid. There is a phone number, too. I called it and it was a wrong number. Eventually I tracked down the correct number and got the park service people, who informed me that foreigners cannot make shelter reservations because a national ID number is needed to log into the internet reservation system (which doesn't even appear on the English part of the website). The only way to do it is to have a Korean make the reservations on their name. You have to do it quite a ways in advance, too, because these shelters fill up 3-4 weeks before.

If anybody can tell me a better way to do this, PLEASE let me know. I'm getting weary of crashing clandestinely in the woods, hoping I don't get caught and fined.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 09-14-2007, 10:09 AM
isipau isipau is offline
Seorak Sender
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16
Firepink--

Your Chuseok trip sounds great. You can do that hike in 3 days, however, if you pack a good pace. Also, Chuseok is the absolute busiest holiday in Korea. The mountains will be packed. You would have needed to reserve shelter space a month ago, if that's what you were planning. If you haven't, you may have to crash in the forest illegally.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Headed to Hampi, India for some climbing...any advice? fitzelq Upcoming Trips 3 09-06-2006 04:05 PM
Advice Please ransom Upcoming Trips 0 09-18-2004 04:58 AM





All times are GMT +9. The time now is 10:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.