Mt Paektu is the ancestral mountain of Korea and the holy mountain of the revolution.
In this area, there are many battle sites and other revolutionary sites associated with the sacred revolutionary career of President Kim Il Sung, who led the anti-Japanese war to victory, and the precious soul of the revolutionary forerunners.
To instill the revolutionary spirit of Paektu in the mind of all the civilians and servicepersons, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un left his sacred traces in the area of Mt Paektu in the new century of Juche.
In November Juche 102 (2013), he went round the Samjiyon Revolutionary Battle Site in the area of Mt Paektu, saying that the study tour of revolutionary battle sites and revolutionary sites is very important in educating the army and people with the revolutionary spirit of Paektu and making them live and work in conformity with the demand of this spirit.
In April of the next year, he went to Samjiyon to give a pep talk to the commanding officers of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) combined units who successfully finished the study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu. And in October, he toured Mt Paektu again and said that all the civilians and the officers and men of the People’s Army should live and work in the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu.
In April 2015, he climbed the top of Mt Paektu together with the members of the KPA fighter pilots’ expedition of the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu, saying that the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu is the noble spirit the Korean army and people should keep in their mind forever.
In December 2017, he set forth the highly important tasks for sprucing up the sacred Mt Paektu, which is associated with the revolutionary careers of the great leaders and which is the mental pillar of the invincible DPRK and the root of indomitable ideological might, into a base for education in the revolutionary traditions.
In October of 2019, he rode a white horse to the top of Mt Paektu and, in December, again made a historic horseback march to the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu, setting it as a strategic task for the Korean revolution to strengthen the education in revolutionary traditions.