Posted May. 23, 2009 09:46,
President Lee Myung-bak yesterday sent a congratulatory telegram to a four-man Korean climbing expedition that scaled Mount Everest led by Park Young-seok.
The team climbed the Southwest Face of Everest Wednesday to open the "Korean route."
"The Korean route, a new trail traveled by nobody before, will be Koreas big accomplishment and pride, President Lee said.
He also said the expeditionary team achieved a great accomplishment by exploring a new path never before taken, adding, "This will give great encouragement to the Korean people, who are striving to build an advanced country.