The ceremony promoting Park's Grand Slam Expedition was held in the Lotte hotel on Feb. 15. The expedition's leader Park Young-suk said, "My abortive attempt to reach the North Pole in 2003 taught me a lot. Now we will be successful." He had climbed to the summit of 14 lofty Himalayan peaks and conquered the South Pole in former days.
A lot of prominent people were invited to the ceremony. Dongguk University President Hong Ki-sam said, "I'm sure Park's expedition will succeed because he always thinks 'If it has of 1% possibility, we will meet the challenge.' I hope all members' will be return safely."
On Feb. 24, Park's Grand Slam Expedition started towards their goal of a world record. They are scheduled to arrive at the North Pole on May 6.
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