Images from South Korea where hundreds of students between the age of 11 and 17 attends winter boot camp training courses every year. The winter courses range from four to 14 days at the Blue Dragon Camp in Ansan run by retired marines, which also offers summer boot camp for students. Pretty rough and cold way to start 2013.

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

Students lift a log during a winter military camp in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

Students carry a log while attending a winter military camp in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

Students react while attending a winter military camp in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

Students attend a winter military camp in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

Students lift a log during a winter military camp in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

Students lift a log as an instructor looks on, during a winter military camp in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

Students carry an inflatable boat during a winter military camp in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

Students exercise during a winter military camp in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

Students toss snow during a winter military camp in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

Students toss snow during a winter military camp in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Winter boot camp for teenagers in South Korea

A student attending a winter military camp reacts during a training session in Ansan. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

Jan 03, 2013