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.
CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS
2015 LIBERATION DAY: This year I successfully exhibited 70 images of mountains of the Bakedu Daeagn from North and South Korea in the capital cities of Pyongyang and Seoul as part of their 70th anniversary Liberation Day celebrations. The framed images were transported over the DMZ border.
2016 CHILBO-SAN 칠보산: Plans are in place for a project in the sacred mountains of Chilbo-san in the province of Hamkyongbuk-do 함경북도, DPRK. The project aims to produce a photo-art book of this region highlighting its four-seasons and local folk tales. A photo exhibition in both Pyongyang and Seoul is also planned. POSSIBLY DELAYED till March 2017.
2016-17 POSTAGE STAMP SERIES: I have been invited by Korea Post RoK to submit some samples of mountains of the Baekdu Daegan for a 2017 stamp series. It is hoped a series can also be produced in DPRK too. THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR NOW.
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. It will then be turned into an e-book. THIS PROJECT IS NOW UNDERWAY. Crowdfunding has secured enough money for the printing of this new edition, which should be out by the end of 2016. The edition will be sold from this site.
PHOTO EXHIBITIONS: Some big exhibitions this year 2016. CHEONAN CITY HALL Aug 8-12, OTANI UNIVERSITY KYOTO JAPAN Sep 19-23, HIGASHI HONGANJI TEMPLE KYOTO JAPAN Oct 04-31, GIMPO CITY HALL November.
2017 BAEKDU DAEGAN KOREA: Two more expeditions planned of mountains of the Baekdu Daegan in DPRK for 2017 - TBC.
FINE PHOTO ART PRINTED ON TRADITIONAL HANDMADE KOREAN PAPER
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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: 500,000KRW 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 email@example.com or +82 (0)10 29667612.
SOLD OUT! BAEKDU DAEGAN KOREA PHOTO ART BOOK by Roger Shepherd
Mountains of North & South Korea (1st edition 2013) now out of print.
코리아 백두대간 남과 북의 산들
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 features new photos and layout from the 1st (2013) edition.
A soft cover matte finish catalogue edition will hopefully be published by November 2016. Another expedition to source newer mountains of the Baekdu Daegan in North Korea is being considered.
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