Outside, Mona Lisa

Peak bagging, tourism and authentic engagement

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  • Published 20230207
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-80-1
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook
Mountain scenery with Dove Lake in front of massive Cradle Mountain , Australia, Tasmania, Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair Park

THE GREEN HUMP of Mount Foster is a gap on my map.

Right now, I’m filling in gaps by climbing mountains like this. I know that sounds a little detached, maybe even cold, but over the past eight years I’ve been busy with three young children, so walks have been rare. The gaps in my map have been staring at me. Perhaps travellers stuck at home through the pandemic have felt something like this – the call of the named unknown. 

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Ben Walter

Ben Walter is the author of the short story collection What Fear Was. His work has appeared in Meanjin, New Australian Fiction and The...

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