Spencer ButlerUnited States
Roger was an outstanding guide. He was willing to work with me to plan out the three day trip, and was able to change things up short notice. This was by far one of the best hikes I've ever experienced. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to hike in South Korea.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Spencer. It was a pleasure showing you the mountains. You did well. Looking forward to your return to Korea.
Bridget KarnsUnited States
Roger has so many unique experiences and knowledge about Korea that his tours are really one of a kind. This was one of the best experiences I have had in Korea.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bridget. I had a great time with you and Taylor. Have a super time with the rest of your stay in Korea.
Paul BryersUnited States
Roger provided a really excellent tour and hike. He is very knowledgeable about the how the temple operates and the geography of the surrounding hills. At the end of the day he organized an exceptional local Korean meal/ And best of all, he took great photos of us during the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Paul. It was great being with you and Chris. Over the mountain is a mountain! Roger.
Christine Therese SantosPhilippines
I am fortunate to have more than an experienced guide but a mountaineer at heart . Roger is a great guide to have because of the passion he has for Korea and has moved here from his native land you can actually consider him to be Korean bec he knows of the history, the culture , the food and almost the language . You will feel safe as you know he is professional and has authored a mountain guide book for the mountains of Korea . Apart from this , he a great photographer as well and greet company to have
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Christine. Thank you for the wonderful comments. You're a fantastic person. Let's meet again. All the best.
Patrick LillyUnited States
Roger is a a joy to be around. He's led an interesting life and brings a unique perspective to the table. He's flexible and interested in you having a great experience. One of my all time favorite tour-by-local guides. Ask him how, in his own way, he is bridging the gap between North and South Korea.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ha ha, cheers Patrick. You're a good guy and I enjoyed your zest for life. Travel safe.
Renata VellosoUnited States
Amazing tour! Roger took our family to a perfect hike at Korean moutains! The tour was great even in a rainy weather. We highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Renata. I really enjoyed the energetic vitality of your family.
Doug SlakeyLA, United States
Roger did a wonderful job of showing us the culture of Seoul and related the sights to the history and heritage of the Korean people. A great walking tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Doug. Sorry for the late reply. I don't check in to here much. Hope you are both very well. Thanks again.
Diana CatesUnited States
Roger was a wonderful guide. My mother and I had great fun hiking the mountain, learning from Roger about Korean history and culture, spending time in a small monastery, eating fabulous food, and also learning a lot about New Zealand, as Roger is a New Zealander. Most impressively, Roger went out of his way to take care of us: to let us set the pace, to communicate with others in Korean when we could not, and to ensure our safety and comfort. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Diana. You were also both impressive, and your mother is an amazing women as well.
Roger guided me on my customised hike up to Daechongbong peak of Seoraksan via Osaek Route and descent via Bisondae Route.(18&19/12)From the pre-planning discussion that we had about a month before the hike to the pick-up for the hike and most importantly the actual hike,followed by the drop-off after the hike,Roger was most knowledgable, detailed and yet flexible.Although I had never hiked a mountain in winter,I managed to do so at a comfortable pace with his confident guidance and quiet encouragement.:)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jiahui. You did very well, I admired your humble persistence.
This glorious hike was the highlight of our trip to Korea. Our sons (13 and 11 yrs old) have talked incessantly about it with their friends, and we all feel taller and stronger for surmounting such a steep peak. There's something life-altering about surmounting one's fears as well. Roger and his local friend Ben, kindly led us along serene woodland paths, up steep/sheer rocks, past breathtakingly beautiful temples, and ultimately to a delicious traditional lunch. If you do nothing else, TAKE THIS TOUR!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your company Emily. I had a great time with you all.
Rensi Julienne PuaPhilippines
Roger is the perfect guide in that he knows it's all about what the client prefers rather than how well he should stick to his plans. He is also someone who shows genuine concern for the well-being of his clients. As this tour is more challenging, one needs a guide like Roger who is more flexible in terms of how far/how quickly you can/want to climb or how early you want to start taking on Mt Bukhan. Roger is also an enjoyable trekking guide with a good sense of humor and many interesting stories to tell.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rensi, it was great to meet you and your mother. I hope you are all well. Ben sends his regards too.
Melissa GoldfarbUnited States
Roger is everything a tour guide should be- interesting, informative, and attentive. As an added bonus, he is also an excellent photographer, and took many pictures of me with my camera in front of gorgeous backdrops; we were fortunate to have crystal clear weather and blue skies! The temples and scenery were incredible. This opportunity to go off the beaten path and experience Korea with a terrific guide is definitely not one to be missed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Melissa, I had a great time with you, and I was so pleased to be able to show you the unknown treasure of Korean Mountain right here in the capital, Seoul.