Kim Jong-un scales North Korea's highest mountain, state media claims

Kim Jong-un was said to have climbed North Korea's highest mountain Credit: REUTERS/KCNA

North Korea's state-run media says leader Kim Jong-un has climbed the highest mountain in the country.

This photograph was released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency. Credit: REUTERS/KCNA

Photographs show Kim standing on top of a snow-covered mountain as the sun rises behind him, which the Korean Central News Agency claims is the 2,744-metre (9,003-foot) Mount Paektu.

Korean People's Army pilots clap as Kim Jong-un passes by. Credit: REUTERS/KCNA

"Climbing Mount Paektu provides precious mental pabulum more powerful than any kind of nuclear weapon", Kim was quoted as saying after his feat,

North Korean state media released the images of Kim Jong-un. Credit: REUTERS/KCNA

Paektu is an active volcano on the border between North Korea and China.