Park Young-suk, who had conquered the North Pole on May 1, arrived at Incheon International Airport on May 12. Park a graduate of the Dept. of Physical Education at Dongguk University (DU), climbed to the summit of 14 lofty Himalayan peaks in 2001, scaled the seven continents' highest tops in 2002, and reached the South Pole in 2004. In May, Park achieved the Mountain Grand Slam by reaching the North Pole. DU supported Park's Grand Slam Expedition as part of its 100th anniversary celebration.
Park held a news conference at the airport, and a "Mountain Grand Slam Achievement Report" was given at the JW-Marriott Seoul Hotel on May 18.
On May 23, Park visited his alma mater in order to meet Donggukians.
"Even though we belong to a small country, bravery makes the magnitude of our deeds very big. There are no owners of the world. Do not dread challenge. Be a conqueror of the world," Park stressed.
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