We took the one hour bus ride north to Daedunsan from Jeonju, pretty straight forward with a direct bus that dropped us off at the foot of the Mountain. As we walk up the steep hill past the restaurants and shops the first moment of doubt hits about the level of difficulty this hike will be.
I feel I should also mention the fact that the Euro 2012 games are at 1am and 3:45am here I was going off 1 hours sleep.
There were some interesting sights on the short hill past the shops, this being my favourite.
|A pissing fountain|
As we progress to the mountain we start with an amazing staircase through the trees, never really sure where to look because there's so much to take in. Although I did find it funny that there was some work out equipment here, it seems that's another thing they like here, to work out while on a hike!
|Stairs at the foot of the mountain|
|I pretty good tree, as far as trees go|
|Out of focus but you get the picture|
|Not even half way up yet|
|Just arrived at the suspension bridge|
|Made it across|
|Looking from above|
|A borrowed photo just to illustrate the hight and distance of this bridge|
|A slightly dodgy panoramic from the centre, but you get the idea|
|View from the foot of the staircase|
|The other way|
|Couldn't help but think ' what if it breaks' I kept my thoughts to myself though|
|View from half way up the staircase|
|Half way up, the previous photos were taken from that green platform|
|Looking down the staircase, also in the background you can see the bridge we crossed|
Ok so hard part over, to think people climb this in winter when it's all snow and ice! It's not far now to the top of the mountain, round about 20 minute climb up yet more steep rocks and another stop point serving food and Mokoli - seriously these guys are crazy - we reach the top.
|Woop woop we made it|