The 160p 30x22.5cm hard case BAEKDU DAEGAN KOREA - Mountains of North & South Korea - 코리아 백두대간 남과 북의 산들 - Photo Art Book can be purchased in SOUTH KOREA by depositing 35,000KRW (incl postage) into; 한국외한은행 (KEB) :630-007409-516. Please reference your name in the transaction and then send me your postal address to email@example.com. Or just click on the buy now button and pay through paypal. All Credit cards accepted. International buyers should select the international shipping price of $45USD incl postage.
한국의 백두대간 남과 북의 산들 포토북(160페이지, 30*22.5cm 양장본)은 35,000KRW (incl 우표) into 한국외환은행(630-007409-516)으로 입금하시면 구매하실 수 있습니다. 입금자명을 남겨주시고, firstname.lastname@example.org으로 배송처를 보내주시기 바랍니다. 감사합니다. 그저 지금 구입하고 버튼 papyal 만큼 지불하 누릅니다. 모든 주요 신용 카드 허용. 국제 구매자는 국제 배송 가격 선택 합니다.
THE FIRST TIME VIEWERS CAN SEE UNSEEN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH KOREA! CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE A PDF Ebook file (preview only).
PDF e-book을 (preview only) 클릭하시면 사진을 보실 수 있습니다.
Welcome to Hike Korea
Hike Korea is a foreign owned company specializing in cultural research and independent travel promotion through photography 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. 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.
Its short term goal is to develop a series of English books and photographic essays on Korea's unique mountain culture. As Roger Shepherd of Hike Korea is a highly experienced hiker with two expeditions to the Baekdu-daegan, (including some sections in North Korea) six completed through-hikes of Jeong-maek (subsidiary ridges more than 200kms in length), and numerous other long distant walks on other ridges, Hike Korea therefore conducts its cultural research with the expeditionary study of Korea's mountain-scape and unique arterial-like topography.
Some of its trail themes are based on the footprints of some of Korea’s most famous heroes from various stages of its respective Kingdom Period’s. These cultural trails are discovered by using a series of old and new mountain tracks that sends the traveler bounding over mountains, down valleys, through villages, along rivers, and sometimes into cities. Along the way the traveler gets to experience pieces of Korea’s transcendent history of indigenous Folk Customs, Shamanism, Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity.
Outside its larger cities, South Korea is a fusiformed mixture of all of these traditions co-existing against a backdrop of stunning mountain-scape. This is what Hike Korea does; it sets out to discover Korean identity through Mountain Culture.
A live 30 minute radio interview with radio New Zealand about my work on exploring Mountains of North KoreA - SEP 2014
A live radio interview with New Zealand's leading presenter Mike Hoskings about my ambitions for the Baekdu Daegan Korea.
New York Times article on my work on the Baekdu Daegan in Korea - July 2013.
You can now watch the popular MBC video n my work on Mountains of the Baekdu Daegan in North Korea.
A 16 minute video made by VICE media about the 2013 Paektu-Halla Motorbike Expedition that traversed the length of the Korean peninsula in August 2013.
See a list of hiking trails at the TRAILS page. Also visit the Korean Trails website for a growing list of guides on other mountains in Korea. If you'd like to be guided on any of those peaks, contact me for a quote.
NEW 5 DAY RIDGE COURSE: See more at this link.
NATIONAL PARK TRAILS now available
NEW REMOTE ISLAND TRAILS: In 2011 I was commissioned to travel to 30 different remote islands of Korea. I am now offering hiking tours of some of them. They offer the traveler a completely different view to Korea and are a remarkable experience. Visit this page to see the list.
CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS
KOREA'S GREAT RIDGE - a 150 page high quality hand binded photo book on mountains of the Baekdu Daegan from North and South Korea. COMPLETED - SEE LINK AT TOP OF HOME PAGE.
A MOTORBIKE EXPEDITION FROM PAEKTUSAN (NORTH KOREA) to HALLASAN (SOUTH KOREA) crossing the DMZ - COMPLETED SEPTEMBER 2014 - GO TO THIS LINK FOR MORE
2014-15 PAEKTUSAN FULL LENGTH nature-wildlife DOCUMENTARY - to be made in collaboration with Hike Korea, North Korean camera crews and a South Korean producer for an international audience.
2014 FULL LENGTH 1700KM HIKE OF THE BAEKDU DAEGAN KOREA - PENDING
As Hike Korea is highly experienced in the cultural knowledge of Korean Mountain it is also available for guided walks anywhere in Korea. Refer to the Trails page for courses.
Hike Korea is also a published author,writer, and exhibited photographer. These services are also available for assignments throughout Korea. Go to the Photography page for sellable prints.
“Gazing at mountains I love mountains more
Without me searching the Way finds me”
Hike Korea is a small business dedicated to making and promoting culture trails in Korea. A lot of its research and work is passionately done at its own expense and without profit. Please feel free to make a donotation so others can enjoy our dedication.