Subtitled “Kang Yatse: A Skiing Misadventure,” Lost Bags. Lost Souls. is a mysterious, innovative, creepy, esoteric, snarling, thoughtful, electronic-moleskine webumentary. I know that doesn’t make much sense, but after you check it out, you’ll know what I mean.
Nominated for a Webby for “Reality Animation,” this travelogue relates the story of two American adventurers and their attempt to climb up and ski down the 21,000-foot-high Kang Yatse in the Indian Himalaya. Nothing goes smoothly, as their perfectly-planned vacation rapidly devloves into misadventure involving lost luggage, strandings, rolling blackouts, negotiation with cabbies, and surprises at the “global village.”
Is this the future of travel journals? I certainly wouldn’t mind if it were.