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Insubong on Bukhansan Draws Alpinists
Bukhansan, or Bukhan Mountain, is a mountain on the northern periphery of Seoul, South Korea, visited by millions of residents annually.

Insubog or Insu Peak is one of the Bukhansan's three majors peaks along with Baegundae (836.5 meters) and Mangyeongdae (787.0 meters). Insubong is 810.5 meters above sea level.

Perhaps the most popular mountain peak Insubong shows a number of accidents. Scores of rock climbers were killed and hundreds were injured in the past years on their quest to conquer the most attrative peak in Seouh Korea.

In 1971 alone seven were killed, trying to climb the Insubong peak.

Because of its height and the fact that it borders a considerable portion of South Korea's capital city, Bukhansan is a major landmark visible from most city districts.

The name "Bukhansan" means "big mountain in the north", referring to the fact that it is the northern border of the city. During the Joseon era, the peaks marked the extreme northern boundary of Seoul.

Bukhansan is the highest mountain within Seoul city boundaries. Apart from Bukhansan, there are seven other mountains including Dobongsan and Suraksan that are over 600 meters high within the city.

Popular throughout the year, Bukhansan, and Bukhansan National Park, which was formed in 1983, are renowned for birdwatching, hiking and rockclimbing. Bukhansan attracts a large number of hikers; around 5 million per year.
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