Recently, there are many people who climb mountains even in cold weather to see snow-covered winter mountains.
However, you need to be careful as accidents involving tripping on slippery mountain roads are not ending.
Reporter Jo Jae-geun covered the story.
White snowy scenery unfolded on every ridge and valley in the Baekdudaegan Mountains.
Hikers continue to walk along the thick snow-covered trails.
[Choi Jeong-hee · Jo Jung-ran/Hiker: Snowy mountains cannot be so beautiful if there is snow.
It's cozy, because of the snow.
Is it because the heart is white?
Snow-covered Seorak Mountain Dinosaur Ridge.
A man in his 60s who had trouble breathing after entering the controlled area was rescued by a 119 helicopter.
A woman in her 60s who climbed Mount Taebaek fell behind her while taking a picture of her and broke her left arm and nose.
Over the past three years, over 2,100 such mountain accidents have occurred nationwide in January alone.
Stumbles or falls, distress, and personal illness, in that order.
It is recommended to wear crampons to prevent slipping and do not deviate from the designated hiking trail.
Especially on windy days, you need to be extra careful as you can easily get hypothermia or frostbite even if the temperature doesn't drop significantly.
Even when the temperature is 0 degrees, when the wind blows at 10 meters per second, the perceived temperature drops to -7 degrees Celsius, and from -10 degrees Celsius to 10 meters per second, the perceived temperature drops to -20 degrees below zero.
[Kim Seong-wook/Gangneung Fire Department Rescue Team: Prepare functional underwear, hats, gloves, etc., and wear windproof clothing that does not get wet.
It is recommended to wear several thin layers of clothing to increase the effect of warmth.]
Prepare a warm drink, plan your course and time well, and come down from the mountain before sunset.
(Video coverage: Heo Chun, Screen provided: Gangwon-do Fire Department)