Majka Burhardt has a passion for creating unusual connections. As an author, professional climber, filmmaker, and entrepreneur, Majka has spent two decades exploring the globe—usually by hand and foot—and her stories of challenge, humanity, and the fine line between extreme and acceptable risk inspire and challenge audiences around the world.

Majka is the author of Coffee Story: Ethiopia and Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa, Executive Producer of Waypoint Namibia and founder of Legado, an initiative which inspired the forthcoming film, Namuli, about her climbing and conservation research expedition to Mozambique.  She is also the founder/director at Additive Adventure, an organization that goes beyond exploration to build cultural and environmental connections that catalyze a larger conversation around personal and collective impact to achieve profound results. Curious how to say her name? It’s “My-ka.”  


Majka’s latest venture designed to foster a future where people and ecosystems thrive. Together.

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Impact, inspiration and passion from over two decades of personal experience on change leadership, teamwork, intuition, and global capacity.

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