From a long time ago, they have been called Paektu since they have had a long range of mountain ridges and rise in grandeur capped with white snow and covered with pumice on the top. It is said that once 180 volcanoes burst into eruption around the mountains and continued to occur untion the 1700s. This resulted in the formation of Lade Chon, the formation of which is attributable to the gathering of water in the crater on the top.
Mt. Paektu has a cold continental climate. Irregular special winds blow and the weather is very changeable. Spring begins at the end of May on the top and the temperature of the mountains is less than 20℃ enven in summer. Winter continues to last 8 months. The average annual precipitation is about 1,500mm. They are th region with the heaviest snowfalls in Korea and have the longest period of snow coverage. Snow covers 1.5m to 2m.
Mt. Paektu presents magnificent views harmonizing with the spectacular mountain features seemingly skyscraping with ten thousand forms of sharp cliffs by repeated rain and win, the grand Lake Chon and boundless land an forest.