Despite threats from Pyongyang, a group of South Koreans left this morning for Mt Kumgang to embrace their loved ones. Participants are mostly very old, afraid they might not recognise their relatives. The son of one of the participants is upset by the nature of the meetings. “My father is 92 years old,” he said, and he will see his other son for the first time. “I believe it would be better if (the separated families) were allowed to write letters to one another, rather than attend a one-off reunion”.