Kim Jong-un Claims to Have Climbed Mt. Baekdu

Let me guess he probably ran all the way up the mountain in record time and then swam completely around its icy cold lake before skiing back down the mountain and shooting targets depicting evil Yankee imperialists all at the same time:

This photo released by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Dec. 9, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Mount Paektu.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has scaled the country’s highest mountain to emphasize his military vision, Pyongyang’s state media reported Saturday.

Kim climbed Mount Paektu with ranking military officials, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, adding that he recalled “the emotion-charged days when he realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force,” after reaching the peak.

North Korea last month claimed that it has successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Hwasong-15, that is capable of hitting anywhere in the U.S., and declared that the launch marks the completion of its nuclear armament.

North Korea considers Mt. Paektu a sacred site. The KCNA explained that it is associated with the “revolutionary careers of the great leaders and serves as the mental mainstay of the invincible DPRK.” DPRK is the abbreviation for North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.  [Yonhap]

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  1. He really means he was ferried by helicopter to the summit. He did climb the helicopter stairs though!

  2. How many times has he made that climb in street shoes?

    The man has Mad Climbing Skills…

  3. The signal to the Pearl Harbor Strike Force that diplomatic efforts had failed was “Climb Mt Niitaka”.

    Did Rocketboy signal something?

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