Americans Luke Mackin and Joshua Kegg started Wild Sumatra in 2010 to draw attention to the island’s rainforests and diverse ecosystem. The ecotourism agency hires local guides such as Pak E’en, who is from Kersik Tuo. In his 15 years as a guide, Pak E’en has summited Mt. Kerinci, the highest active volcano in Southeast Asia, more than 650 times.
Photograph by Luke Mackin .