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