The Indo Project

In June of 2017 a group of kayakers and climbers visited the uncommon destinations of East Sumba and West Timor - two islands in Indonesia with incredible geography and kind-hearted people.

The purpose of the visit was to explore the potential to drive ecotourism to the region through the kayaking and climbing communities. The ultimate goal being to protect the natural resources currently unregulated while also bolstering the local economy.

The story was featured in Outside Online and was the cover story of Climbing Magazine's December 2017 issue.  The full trip report can be found here.

Wells was lead photographer on the project.


Wells created the script and voiceover for this film.

Special thanks to Andy Cochrane, Sasha DiGiulian, Roberto Gutierrez, Lee Cujes, Angela Phan, Ben Williams, Julie Ellison, Natalie Warren, Michael Finn, Chris Brinlee Jr., Greg Balkin, August White, and Erik Tobeler. Without them this project would not have been possible.