Longtime journalist and author Harley Rustad joins in a discussion about his new book Lost in the Valley of Death: A Story of Obsession and Danger in the Himalayas to explore the topics of travel, perception, and social media influence.
Captivated by the story of a missing American influencer in India, Harley set out not only to discover the missing details of the mystery, but to uncover the impact that social media and the perception of influence have on travel experiences and creating a meaningful life.
Meet our guest:
Harley Rustad is the author of Lost in the Valley of Death: A Story of Obsession and Danger in the Himalayas (2022) and Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees (2018). He has written for publications including Outside, the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, and Geographical. He is a features editor at The Walrus magazine, a faculty editor at the Banff Centre’s mountain and wilderness writing residency, and the founder of the Port Renfrew Writers’ Retreat.