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SAN LLC instructor and guide, Peter Jensen-Choi, has published Korean expedition reports for the AAJ for nearly fifteen years now. He was published in the most recent Alpinist magazine’s #46 issue’s On Belay feature section. The On Belay feature article, … Continue reading

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On July 11, 2013, Global Korea Foundation and Sanirang Alpine Networks LLC signed an Agreement of Cooperation to support one another in developing outdoor leisure activities related to climbing and camping for professional corporations and youth group related activities. To … Continue reading

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SAN meeets KTV at Gangchon’s Gugok Ice Fall February 7, 2013. The truth is, KTV reporters were fishing at the entrance of trailhead to a chance to video tape ice climbers. Fortunately, SAN happened to be the only team entering … Continue reading

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Associate SAN Guide/Instructor Chi-young Ahn and his partner, Chang-ho Kim, have won this year’s Asian Piolet D’Or for putting up a first ascent on Himjung(7140m) in the Peri Himal Range early last fall on September 20, 2012. The peak was … Continue reading

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On Saturday, October 13th, the KIS climbing club journeyed to Uiwang to climb the 15m tall Byeongpung rock. Peter Jensen-Choi, our professional guide from Sanirang Alpine Networks, set up the ropes, then our team of Jane Lee, Sam Freeman, Ted … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks met with Ehwa Women’s University reporter Min-seok Ko for a short interview on October 09, 2012. She asked some basic questions about the SAN Rock Climbing School and Rock Group Outing Programs to learn more about rock … Continue reading

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On behalf of all of the previous 99 SAN Rock Climbing School Alum who successfully reached the summit of Insubong on graduation day, Sanirang Alpine Networks presented Claire Hennon of SAN’s 12th Rock Climbing School Program a gift voucher award … Continue reading

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On July 29th, Sanirang Alpine Networks held its 9th SAN Pub Crawl where things kicked off at Sam Ryan’s Bar & Grill and continued onto several other popular fun water holes. SAN would like to thank everyone for making it … Continue reading

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SAN Associate & Support Staff, Young-jun Lee and Peter Jensen-Choi, are acknowledged in the recently published book, On Top of the World, The New Millenium, for their assistance in resourcing and contributing expedition images of some of the major Korean … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks wrapped up a 5-week series on rock climbing on Arirang Radio’s Travel Bug, Ma Style! segment hosted with Lisa Kelley. Each Saturday from April 07~May 5, 2012, SAN aired on Ma Style! from 10:00 ~ 11:00a.m.. Topics … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks had the awesome pleasure to guide and shoot Canal RCN TV show host Don Especiales Pirry of Columbia Friday, April 27, 2012 for his teams adventure documentary weekly show that toured, filmed, interviewed and documented several locations, … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks was written up and posted on www.korea4expats.com. The article was written up by SAN Alum Tom Hopkins and gives the first write up on SAN’s rock climbing school. It is a detailed description of his experience through … Continue reading

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Hats off to SAN Alum Rock School # 8, Tom O’Rourke, for finishing the Seoul International Marathon in the respectable first marathon time of 3hr14min32sec on Sunday, March 18. SAN donated sponsorship to him in his efforts to raise funds … Continue reading

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SAN Pub Crawl 8 started out at a small Australian pub in Itaewon and finshed off at Dilinger’s Bar and Grill. Despite passing on the gear raffle this time around, turn out was excellent and the excitement of seeing old … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks would like to congratulate Danielle Arsenualt on her upcoming album debut relese of Mustache Fable: Saving Earthworms from Sun Scorched Death. SAN helped to finance the her creative musical pursuits on February 15, 2012 and we are … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks met Korea Herald reporter Oh, Gyu-wook for a brief lesson out on the ice learning a few of the French and vertical ice techniques along with short interview. To read about this outing, look out for full … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks was interviewed briefly about this coming winter’s ice climbing school by the Korea Herald’s Paul Kerry. To read more about how he reported his interview, visit this link: http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20120110000708

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Sanirang Alpine Networks would like to congratulate Sasha A. Rae on her publication of Totally Rigteous Tales. SAN helped to finance the publication of her book on September 28, 2011 and we are happy to see her dream realized. To … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks proudly sponsored the KOTRi Reel Rock Festival December 10, 2011. As a sponsor for the Korea On The Rocks Initiatives, SAN donated one free indoor ice climbing lesson which was auctioned off to our lucky winner, Joo-won … Continue reading

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SAN Climbng Logs are in. For more information on delivery and payment, please check out this link: http://sanirang.net/home/san-online-shop/

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SAN Pub Crawl started in Gangnam at Woodstock and shifted gears into Itaewon by 9:30 and continued on throughout the night from there. The 7th pub crawl was fantastic fun with raffle prizes ranging from single Trango slings, Trango and … Continue reading

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SAN patches have arrived! For more information of delivery and costs, please check out this link: http://sanirang.net/home/san-online-shop/

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Sanirang Alpine Networks is excited to announce that it has come out with its first ever line of COOLON long-sleeve logo shirts. To view a better image of this shirt, please click on the following link here: http://sanirang.net/home/san-online-shop/ or visit … Continue reading

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Of course, although we’d all much rather be doing some stellar multi-pitch climb as usual, the CAC invited SAN to join in on an annual hike. SAN Alumni celebrated the Korean Independence Day with the Corean Alpine Club on August … Continue reading

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On August 06, 2011, Sanirang Alpine Networks visited the Korea International School campus to show the physical education teachers on how they could instruct, manage and teach climbing to their students safely and efficiently for the KIS indoor climbing wall … Continue reading

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SAN’s homepage has been re-designed with new button links to click on to make surfing our page easier. Minor changes include shifting Ice and Rock Course, Guided Services, and Programs categories above main picture header. By clicking on any of … Continue reading

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SAN thanks everyone for coming out and having some fun out in Itaewon last Saturday night. This particular pub crawl was also in honor of Randy Johnson’s soon farewell back to the other side of the world. Also, by amazingly … Continue reading

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Korea’s monthly MOUNTAIN magazine sponsored Sanirang Alpine Networks at the SPOEX Auto-Camping Convention June 9, 2011. The convention was on-going from June 8 ~ 10. and went from 10 ~ 7. SAN participated in the booth together with the Seoul … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks was invited for an interview by KBS World on May 12, 2011. The interview was aired on May 27th, 2011. During the conversation, SAN founder, Peter Jensen-Choi, is asked questions about his company, ice climbing and his … Continue reading

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The Korean Alpine News published by the Korean Alpine Federation bi-annually. This issue features the 2011 UIAA Ice World Cup held in Cheongsong last winter, Korean expedition reports, recent alpine publications, general local and international news and featured multi-pitch climbs … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks was proud to help sponsor a small annual sum to the Youth Corean Alpine Club(YCAC) on May 17, 2011. The sponsorship is to help Korea’s youth to engage in the great Korean outdoors through trekking, camping, canoeing, … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks visited the Seoul American Middle School to do two short forty-five minute educational presentations on alpinism. The middle schoolers had previously done some research and poster-board presentations on various topics related to the environment and high altitude … Continue reading

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SAN isn’t exactly blazing mountain trails; however, KTO has advertised and linked SAN up that way under the that title via the following link: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/myeyes.kto?cmd=view&md=enu&lang_se=ENG&bbs_sn=1623127 Scroll down to the bottom to read about it on their page! Cheers!

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SAN thanks everyone for coming out and having some fun out in Itaewon last Saturday night. SAN would also like to congratulate Jordan Rutledge on winning the main prize, a Gri-gri2 worth 110,000KRW, and hats of to Ruth for winning … Continue reading

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SAN has finally come up with a creative and clever way to market gear for Ui Sports online for SAN climbers and the general public alike for the first time! i Sports and SAN have created nice gear set deals … Continue reading

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Sanirang Alpine Networks set shop up at he KORCOS convention from 8:00 ~ 2:00 today to promote its youth programs of experiential education. All in all, the convention and SAN venue was a great success and thanks to all of … Continue reading

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The Double Fisherman’s knot has several purposes. For the intermediate climbing school program, we will give proper instruction on how to tie it and utilize it properly as a Prusik for abseiling and escaping the the belay. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Faces of Korea: Climbing Extraordinaire – Kim, Ja-in Written by Peter Jensen-Choi 03-04-2011 When I first met Korea’s number one female competition sport climber, she was no more than a teen. It was 2005 and we were at an indoor … Continue reading

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The Figure 8 Knot has multiple purposes in climbing and can be tied in a multitude of ways; however, for the climbing school program, we will teach the Threaded Figure 8 and its main purpose will be used for tying … Continue reading

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Come on out and join the fun and register soon! Registration deadline is March 10th! For details and information about everything click here To send in your necessary information, click here To reserve your spot for the school, please make … Continue reading

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Greetings Everyone and welcome to the SAN BLOG! After an amazing first year and six amazing rock and ice climbing seasons, Sanirang Alpine Networks has opened up its own blogging page. We will be posting random things ranging from international … Continue reading

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Ice Climbing Article By Zenith Bose South Korea is a gem of a country, often overlooked by travellers trekking through the giant continent that is Asia. Yet this country has much to offer to the average traveller, whether seasoned or … Continue reading

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A Lesson Out On the Ice in Korea Written by Peter Jensen-Choi 12-27-2010 It’s a freezing cold morning as a few clients and I head up the trail to a frozen waterfall. After a brief ice breaking conversation of the … Continue reading

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Korea Herald, Lifestyles, News: Sanirang Alpine Climbing Adventures By Matthew Lamers Sanirang Alpine Networks’ Peter Jensen-Choi says rock climbing is not only a great way to explore the unseen in Korea, but that many enjoy the team-building aspect of the … Continue reading

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A Climb In Korea Written by Peter Jensen-Choi 04-23-2010 The snow had been falling for the past few hours on our climb up to the top of InsuBong, an enormous monolith of granite that towers into the sky above the … Continue reading

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Korean Climbers Coming Clean: A New Beginning? (Back to: Articles, Web Extras) By Peter Jensen-Choi Peter Jensen-Choi is an American Alpine Journal correspondent who lives in Korea; he also is an active member of the Corean Alpine Club Technical Committee … Continue reading

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