Additive Adventure: We go beyond exploration to build cultural and environmental connections that catalyze a larger conversation around personal and collective impact and achieve profound results. Additive Adventure was developed by Majka Burhardt in 2006.  See below for current and past Additive Adventure initiatives, and contact Majka directly at for more information.

Additive Adventure accepts non-profit donations via fiscal sponsorship through a 501c3 partnership

The Lost Mountain Conservation Movement: Research | Climb | Conserve

The Lost Mountain Project began as an international venture combining rock climbing, cliff-side scientific research, and integrated conservation planning on an expedition to the cliff-side steeps of Mount Namuli, a 7,936-foot granite monolith in northern Mozambique. The project united professional climbers, scientists, conservationists, and a filmmaking team to explore Mount Namuli and Malawi’s Mount Mulanje, where they conducted scientific and conservation fieldwork using rock climbing to access previously unexplored habitats. The successful expedition wrapped in June 2014, and the Lost Mountain team is currently finishing work on the Lost Mountain Film. Majka Burhardt and her Additive Adventure Team are spearheading the next phase of the Lost Mountain Project for 2015/2016. This work builds on their Phase 1 conservation project with Mozambique-based LUPA, in conjunction with funding from the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund (CEPF) — a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. The 2015/2016 plan includes: (1) Implementation of a multi-tiered Mount Namuli Conservation Plan to create targeted and measurable conservation and development gains for Namuli; (2) Creation of innovation-based practices for conservationists (derived from Namuli experience) that can be used in other locales and environments; and (3) Hosting of two international “Disruptive Conservation” events to increase local and global multidisciplinary dialogue and action. Join the first: 2015 Symposium. More details on the Lost Mountain here.



The Lost Mountain Next Gen Initiative



Majka and her co-producers at Ukalene Productions have partnered with Positive Tracks, a national, youth-centric nonprofit that helps young people get active and give back using the power of sport and adventure, in 2014. Together they are creating and marketing a short film, Positive Tracks Next Gen Lost Mountain Short, to spread a call to action for conservation to all ages around the world. Positive Tracks and Additive Adventure have also partnered to create the 2014-2016 Lost Mountain youth activation campaign.  Applications are now being accepted for the Additive Adventure 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium, a 12-day multidisciplinary symposium on conservation, science, and adventure held in concert with leadership, Leave No Trace, and backcountry skills training in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park and its coastal capital, Maputo.

At Positive Tracks, we’ve nicknamed Majka “M-Force” for good reason. Her catalytic vision and drive has taken Positive Tracks to a realm of conservation and adventure we couldn’t have dreamed of reaching on our own! Majka is profoundly skilled and intelligent, but also brings a highly collaborative and compassionate perspective to the table. Ultimately, it’s her human intelligence and relentless sense of adventure that enables Majka to forge rewarding partnerships not only with the organizations she works with, but with the young people she engages with a compelling civic call to action.
Nini Meyer, Founder & Director of Positive Tracks

Economic Development Through Adventure: Limpopo National Park


Majka and her Additive Adventure Team advised KfW Development Bank, in partnership with German Development Cooperation, to vet adventure recreation opportunities within Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park. Limpopo is part of the Peace Parks Foundation (founding patron Nelson Mandela) and is linked to Krueger National Park in South Africa and Gonarezhou Park in Zimbabwe. Together they form a vital transfrontier ecosystem and wildlife preservation area.


Kickstarter Campaign


This 2013 Kickstarter Campaign, led by Majka Burhardt, raised over $28,500 for the Lost Mountain Film.

Accelerate Ethiopia


Majka Burhardt, in partnership with Himalayan Cataract Project and imagine1day, produced Accelerate Ethiopia in March 2013. The result? 179 runners in Ethiopia’s first ever trail race, 871 successful sight restoring surgeries, 1 new library to serve 500 primary school students and a 1000-person rural community in the heart of Northern Ethiopia. Featured in September 2013 Outside Magazine.  Learn more

Majka invites her partners to be bold with intention, to get thick in conversation, and to pursue nothing short of extraordinary impact. Conversations expand and new realms of possibility open up with her passionate leadership and profound commitment to every project she works on. I will continue to jump at the opportunity to create great things with Majka.
Sapna Dayal, Executive Director imagein1day


Grounds For Health Collaboration

Collaboration and Innovation With Climbing and Cervial Cancer Prevention in partnership with Grounds For Health. Learn more about this 2013 initiative.


Imagine Ethiopia


Imagine Ethiopia is a journey of education, adventure, and connection with results of $100,000 raised for each project to fund a new school in rural Ethiopia, in partnership with imagine1day.  (Majka co-founded Imagine Ethiopia in 2009, produced the project in 2010 and 2011, and currently advises the annual event). Learn more.


Additive Adventure Advisory Board

Fred Boltz: Managing Director for Ecosystems at the Rockefeller Foundation, former Senior Vice President for Global Initiatives at Conservation International and current lead advisor on the Lost Mountain conservation team. Boltz’ deep conservation expertise derives from over 20 years of experience in developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas.  Boltz is a natural resource economist with research and publications on the economics, practice and policy of tropical forestry, ecosystem services and climate change. His broad knowledge draws from experience on the front lines of conservation and community development projects in Madagascar and Rwanda, from cutting edge economic research in Brazil and Bolivia, and 9 years leading CI’s global strategies for conservation and sustainable development.

Eric Lundgren: Director of International Programs, Africare. Lundgren has over 15 years of experience managing development projects and organizations in a broad range of sectors and geographic areas. Prior to his current role, Lundgren served as Africare’s country director in Mozambique and served in various roles as a member of the environment and social assessment team at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Earlier in his career, Mr. Lundgren led Sail Caribbean’s environmental conservation and education program in the British Virgin Islands as the program’s founder and director. He also served as associate director of Proyecto Camino Seguro in Guatemala City.