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Baekdu-daegan Trail: Hiking Korea's Mountain Spine
Price per Unit (piece): KRW 28,000
USD 20.46
Author: Roger Shepherd, Andrew Douch, David A. Mason
Publisher: Seoul Selection
Pub. Date: July. 2010
Pages: 446
Cover: Softcover
Dimensions (in inches): 5.9 x 7.81 x 1.04
ISBN: 9788991913677
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The Baekdu-daegan chain of mountains forms the backbone of the Korean Peninsula. It has always occupied a very special place in the hearts of Koreans. More than just a series of rocky ranges, it is the source of the life and dynamic energy of the Korean people  and shelters many of their cultural and historical treasures. The long-distance Baekdu-daegan hiking trail provides a great opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts living in Korea and abroad to hike their way through a 735-kilometer geographical repository of culture and history that continuously yields new discoveries and experiences in what is a still largely unexplored part of a busy peninsula. This guide will get you packed up and ready to hit the road.


• Comprehensive and detailed trek-by-trek descriptions of the Baekdu-daegan trail

• Helpful tips to get you ready and confident for hiking

• Detailed maps and transport information

• Cultural and historical background information

• Water source coordinates along the trail for GPS users


About the Authors

New Zealand-born Roger Shepherd spent his youth in Africa, where he served as a game handler, ranger, and safari guide. In 2007, he and friend Andrew Douch set out on hike of the Baekdu-daegan trail, completing it in 70 days.

Andrew Douch grew up on the slopes of a volcano on New Zealand’s North Island. He has spent his life hiking the enchanted landscape of his homeland and other mountains across Asia. Since moving to Korea in 2000, he has made it his mission to explore every inch of the country.

David Mason has lived in Korea since the early 1980s. A professor of Korean Tourism at Kyung Hee University and a researcher of the religious character of Korea’s mountains, he has authored six books on Korean culture and tourism, including “Spirit of the Mountains,” an exploration of Korea’s traditions of spiritual mountain worship. 


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