Welcome to Hike Korea
Hike Korea is a foreign owned travel company registered in Korea that specialize's in highlighting for visitor's to Korea its more unique attractions outside its urban districts. These are its mountainous and rural treasure's that include its numerous mountain trails, natural beauty, and Korea's indigenous links to its ancient terrain. It conducts independent guided tours and guided hikes to achieve this. Please visit the trails page to view some its products. Hike Korea also meets independent and customized travel inquiries. Hike Korea also conducts cultural research and travel promotion through photography, media and writing. Its core philosophy is to brand Korea's image to the world as a travel destination of unique and intriguing discovery. Hike Korea emphasizes strongly the link Korea has with its ancient mountain culture and uses this as its foundation for its empirical studies and tours. Its long term goal is to one day see most of Korea’s wonderful cultural and historical attractions interconnected by a series of national trails that pass through mountains, rivers, valleys, villages, and cities. Hike Korea is the only travel company in Korea that reaches out to all corners of the peninsula.
Hike Korea also publishes English books and photographic essays on Korea's unique mountain culture and is deeply involved in cross-cultural exchange between North and South Korea. It's owner Roger Shepherd has traveled many times to DPRK and self-published photo-art books displaying Korea's mountainous terrain from the North and South. He has exhibited his work in Pyongyang and Seoul and works closely with relevant ministries in North and South Korea. His work is well received by the Korean communities on the peninsula and around the world.
This year I was made a public relations ambassador for Oxfam Korea's 100km trailwalkers charity event to be held in the mountains of Jiri-san in Gurye-gun, Korea. The event takes place on the weekend of May 20-21. Teams of four can register at the Oxfam site and begin to collect donations to help combat global poverty. There is also an individual event of 10km. For more information visit their site at www.oxfamtrailwalker.or.kr there are English and Korean pages.
지난해, 저는 ‘자신의 한계에 도전’하고 ‘후원금을 모아 전 세계 가난한 이들을 돕는’ 특별한 기부 프로그램인 ‘옥스팜 트레일워커 코리아’ 대회의 홍보대사로 임명되었습니다. 저는 ‘산 키위Mountain Kiwis’ 라는 팀을 구성하였고, 현재 한국 친구들에게도 팀등록을 독려하고 있습니다. 옥스팜 트레일워커는 2017년 5월 20일(토)-21일(일) 전라남도 구례군과 지리산 일대에서 개최됩니다. 이 대회는 한국을 비롯한 전 세계의 많은 팀들에게 멋진 주말과 잊을 수 없는 특별함을 선사할 것입니다. 만약 팀을 꾸려 걷기에 참여하지 못하더라도, 지인의 팀페이지에 접속하여 기부함으로써 팀을 지지하고, 함께 가난을 없애는 일에 동참하실 수 있습니다. 더 많은 팀이 동참할수록, 옥스팜 트레일워커는 더욱 성공적인 첫 대회를 개최할 것이고, 또 전 세계 물/식량 부족으로 고통받는 가난한 사람들을 더 많이 도울 수 있습니다. 여러분 우리 함께 자랑스러운 대한민국을 만들어봅시다. 우리의 정신력과 관대함 그리고 산을 사랑하는 마음으로 더 많은 사람들에게 불공정한 가난을 없애기 위해 관심과 노력을 보여주면 좋겠습니다. 팀등록 및 대회소개 더 자세히 알아보기: oxfamtrailwalker.or.kr
CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS
2017 BAEKDU DAEGAN KOREA: Two more expeditions planned of more mountains of the Baekdu Daegan in DPRK for 2017. First visit will occur in May and June for one month. The objective is to host major exhibitions in North and South Korea. The concept will be 3D imagery so the people of Korea who cannot feel each others mountains, can experience this somehow through 3D technology. Photos will also be on exhibition, as well as the publication of another edition (3rd) photo art book of mountains of the Baekdu Daegan.
2017-18 POSTAGE STAMP SERIES: I had planned to make a 12 or more stamp series of mountains of the Baekdu Daegan from North and South Korea. The stamps were to be printed in Pyongyang. This project was suspended as the RoK government were not allowing the importation of the stamps to be distributed in the south. This was as a result of 2016 tensions between North and South Korea. I hope to revisit this project later in 2017-18, one the political crisis in RoK has settled.
BAEKDU DAEGAN TRAIL GUIDEBOOK: In 2016 I plan to re-walk the Baekdu Daegan in South Korea so to revise and update the current guide book. THIS PROJECT IS NOW UNDERWAY. Crowdfunding has secured enough money for the printing of this new edition.The edition will be sold from this site in late April 2017. An e-book edition is hopefully planned too.
Yasuo Imai is a Japanese artist who specialises in Nihonga technique. His work is mainly of flowers and landscapes. He renders his images "on black background so it seems to be floating in the dark and looks somehow like an apparition." This is his acrylic on wood panel rendition of my photo titled A Monsoon over Kaema-gowon. Any of my photos are available for commission to paint.
FINE PHOTO ART PRINTED ON TRADITIONAL HANDMADE KOREAN PAPER
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이 사진을 찍은 사진작가 로저 셰퍼드는 남한과 북한 양쪽을 광범위하게 오가며 활동하는 백두 대간의 탐험가 입니다. 그는 그가 찍은 사진들로 사진집을 냈으며 평양과 서울에서 사진전시회를 열었습니다. 그의 작품활동은 북한과 남한의 문화 관계 복원에 초점을 맞추고 있습니다.
이 독특한 사진은 전통 종이인 한지에 고품질 잉크젯으로 인쇄하였으며 프레임은 손으로 만든 것입니다. 전체적으로 부드러운 색조와 거친 가장자리 처리를 통해 자연스러운 느낌을 내고자 했습니다.
가격 : 35 만원
Print only: 12 만원
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Roger Shepherd is an extensive explorer the Baekdu Daegan in both North and South Korea. His photo art has been printed in books and exhibited in both Pyongyang and Seoul. Using mountains, his work is focused on restoring cultural ties between the two Korea’s.
This unique photo has been printed in high quality ink jet on traditional handmade Korean paper made from the inner bark of a paper mulberry tree. The tree is native to Korea and grows on mountain edges. The frame is hand made with a glass pane. Overall it has a natural feel to it that brings out the soft hues and grainy edges of his work.
Value: 350,000KRW incl postage inside Korea.
Print only: 120,000KRW incl postage inside Korea.
If you would like to buy this image or inquire from overseas about other framed images you can contact Roger Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org or +82 (0)10 29667612.
BAEKDU DAEGAN KOREA (2013 1ST EDITION) PHOTO ART BOOK by Roger Shepherd
LIMITED ENGLISH ONLY STOCKS STILL AVAILABLE!
SIGNED COPIES: $60USD INSIDE KOREA, $85USD OUTSIDE KOREA
BAEKDU DAEAGN KOREA 2015 LIBERATION DAY EDITION 백두대간 2015 광복절 기념판.
This limited edition was published through public media funding and is now SOLD OUT.
It featured new photos and layout from the 1st (2013) edition.
Please click the link to view. A new updated version is anticipated after two new expeditions in DPRK are completed in 2017.
WATCH VIDEO of BAEKDU DAEGAN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH KOREA.
All photographic images on this website have been taken by Roger Shepherd, unless stated otherwise.
HIKE KOREA established 2010: Republic of Korea, Jollanamdo, Gurye-gun, Sandong-myeon, Wonjwagil 11-7
Company Registration# 120-10-81984