Changes in cut-off times for departing up the mountain
Eorimok, Yeongsil : Noon→2 p.m.
Witsae Oreum:1 p.m.→1:30 p.m.
Seongpanak: Noon→12:30 p.m.
Gwaneumsa: Noon→12:30 p.m.
Donnaeko:10 a.m.→10:30 a.m.
Eoseungsaengak: 4 p.m.→5 p.m.
Changes in cut-off times for departing down the mountain
Witsae Oreum: 3 p.m.→4 p.m.
Dongneung Summit (Eastern Ridge Summit): 1:30 p.m.→2 p.m.
South Wall Fork: 2 p.m.→2:30 p.m.
A Hallasan Mountain and National Park management officer said in an interview that it is still cold on the highlands in March, and warned hikers to come prepared with winter clothes, spare clothes, gloves and other equipment, and to bring sufficient safety hiking gear for a safe hike.
In a related story, the number of hikers to climb Mt. Halla increased 20 percent compared with the previous year from Jan. 1 through Feb. 17. This is an increase from 166,285 people in 2013 to 199,383 people this year.
This article first appeared on www.jejupress.co.kr and is republished here with permission. It was translated and edited by Jeju World Wide. — Ed.