A Blog About Our Common Life

Dobie Mountain is the summit that lies just to the north of the ultra-popular Humpback Rocks. Mountain people are the stewards of sites that have invaluable historical and cultural importance-from temples and sacred monuments to ancient forts. Mountain sheep were everywhere, some sleeping by the road, some foraging, bells ringing from their necks as they moved.

With beta from IFMGA guides Mike Powers and Richard Mansfield, my two America ex-pat partners Matt Anderson and Dan Protz, and I set out for the climb. In the time I have been gone, people have left, people have split up, people have had babies. Mount Agung is the highest mountain on the island of Bali with a height of 3142 masl.

Our penultimate offering is an essay on a Japanese funeral ritual by Daniel Nakanishi-Chalwin, with images from Christos Galanis’ series The Time I Shot the Iliad. Come on in…take time to browse…and …