Mountains of the Baekdu Daegan in North and South Korea
2013 will see the release of a photo journal book the likes of which have never seen before in Korea. The book will feature images of the mountains and cultures along the Baekdu Daegan (백두대간) – the mountain spine that runs the length of the Korean peninsula. Over the last year Roger Shepherd has spent an unprecedented three months photographing unexplored areas of the 백두대간 in North Korea. He will be giving a presentation for RASKB about his experiences there and what this book will mean to Korea.
Born in New Zealand, Roger is the owner of Hike Korea, a company that specializes in discovering the identity of Korea through Mountains, through photography, writing, and hiking. He has been exploring and documenting the 백두대간 for the last six years. These days he resides in Songnisan National Park.