Han Wang-yong

Han Wang-yong
Han Wang-yong

(1966-09-01) 1 September 1966 (age 53)
Gunsan, South Korea
Known forThird Korean to climb eight-thousanders
Han Wang-yong
Revised RomanizationHan Wang-yong
McCune–ReischauerHan Wang'yong

Han Wang-Yong (born 1966) is a South Korean mountaineer. He has climbed the 14 tallest mountains in the world, collectively known as the eight-thousanders mountains.

Early life

Han was born in Okgu, Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, the youngest son in a family of three sons and two daughters. He represented his middle school in football and his high school in baseball.[1]


In 2003, he became the 11th person to climb the 14 highest mountains eight-thousanders, and the third Korean climber to do so (behind Um Hong-gil and Park Young-seok).[2] Since then he has led expeditions to clean rubbish left by other climbers from the slopes of K2 and Everest.[3][4]


  1. ^ Kim, Byung-Joon (2005-05-11). "엄홍길 박영석 한왕용 진정한 영웅이여!" [Um Hong-Gil, Park Young-Seok, Han Wang-Yong are real Heroes]. Weekly DongA Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-05-04.
  2. ^ "Climbers - First 14". 8000ers.com.
  3. ^ "Everest 2006: Han Wang Yong has started the clean up expedition on Mt Everest". EverestNews.com. May 6, 2006. Retrieved 29 December 2010.
  4. ^ Jeon, Chang (2005-11-07). "한국의 탐험가 지존 '클린 마운틴' 운동 한왕용" [Korean Explorer "Clean Mountain" Campaign Han Wang-Yong]. Donga Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-16.

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