The country’s strictly controlled, state-run media have released a serious of phtoo which appear to show Kim atop 9,022-foot Mt. Paektu, standing in the snow and smiling as the sun rises above him. He was also pictured with North Korean soldiers and pilots.
Kim climbed the mountain with a group of fighter pilots visiting “revolutionary battle sites in the area,” North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency said.
“Climbing Mt. Paektu provides precious mental pabulum more powerful than any kind of nuclear weapon,” the state media report said.
The story is the latest run by state media on the feats of the Kim dynasty, which has ruled for more than six decades with an iron fist and pervasive personality cult.
Just last week the regime insisted Kim could drive by the time he was three-years-old, while his late father Kim Jong-il said he had scored an incredible 11 holes-in-one the first time he ever played golf.
The 2750-metre peak of the volcanic mountain, lying on the border with China, is considered a sacred place in Korean folklore and plays a central role in the propaganda glorifying the Kim family.