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Deep snow and frigid temperatures of 20C were no match for the hermit state’s leader as he climbed Mount Paektu, the country’s highest peak, it was claimed.
There was a blizzard but Kim ‘controlled nature’ during the climb, as the nasty weather conditions cleared and made way for “dazzling sunshine” and clear blue skies, state media said.
The report claims the mountain offered a “warm welcome” to the dictator as it showed “joy at the appearance of the peerlessly illustrious commander who controls nature”.
The visit has sparked speculation that Kim was planning a significant event, as leaders’ past visits have been followed by important decisions or acts, including executions.
North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests in 2017
February 11: New medium range Pukguksong 2 (KN 15) ballistic missile launched into Sea of Japan, travelling 310 miles.
March 6: Five medium range Scud er ballistic missiles launched into the Sea of Japan, with four travelling more than 600 miles.
March 21: Mobile launched missile explodes moments after launch in failed test.
April 4: Medium range KN 17 ballistic missile test fired into the Sea of Japan, travelling just 34 miles after spinning out of control.
April 15: KN 17 missile explodes almost immediately after take off.
April 28: KN 17 missile travels just 21 miles before breaking apart in mid air.
May 14: Missile, believed to be a KN 17, flies about 480 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan.
May 21: Another KN 17 test, with the projectile travelling more than 300 miles into the same sea.
May 29: A short range ballistic missile was tracked for six minutes before landing in the sea.
June 8: Anti ship missiles fired into the Sea of Japan.
July 4: North Korea tests its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a Hwasong 14 which crashed into the Sea of Japan after travelling about 580 miles.
July 28: Another ICBM is test fired, flying 621 miles for 45 minutes the longest flight of a ballistic missile fired by North Korea before crashing into the sea inside Japan’s Economic Exclusion Zone.
August 26: Three short range ballistic missiles are test fired, with the second blowing up within seconds and the third failing in flight.
August 29: North Korea fires a KN 17 over northern Japan sparking evacuations and air raid sirens in towns and it travels 1,667 miles before breaking apart.
September 3: Pyongyang carries out its sixth test of a nuclear weapon, claiming it was a hydrogen bomb, causing a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Experts say the device was up to eight times more powerful than the bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
September 15: Another ballistic missile the 14th missile test of the year is fired over northern Japan, this time flying for about 2,300 miles before hitting the sea.
November 29: A larger Hwasong 15 ICBM was launched near Pyongsong, travelling for an unprecedented 50 minutes and reaching a height of 2,800 miles. The missile flew 600 miles into the Sea of Japan.
It added: “Imposingly standing on Janggun Peak, the respected Supreme Leader gave a familiar look for a while at the dizzy cliffs and the sea of trees, recalling the emotion charged days when he realised the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force without yielding even a moment and with the indomitable faith and will of Paektu.
“His eyes reflected the strong beams of the gifted great person seeing in the majestic spirit of Mount Paektu the appearance of a powerful socialist nation which dynamically advances full of vigour without vacillation at any raving dirty wind on the planet.”
North Korea is trying to develop a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the US mainland, and has carried out a number of missile tests and one nuclear test this year despite UN sanctions.
The US, Japan and South Korea are set to hold two days of missile tracking drills starting Monday amid rising tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.