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Additive Adventure inspires and builds innovative projects with global impact. The organization is based upon Majka Burhardt’s Additive Adventure philosophy: when adventure goes beyond exploration to cultural and environmental connections that create a larger conversation of singular and collective human meaning and achieves profound results. See below for current and past Additive Adventure initiatives, and contact Majka directly at mb@majkaburhardt.com 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 2014/2015. 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. Additive Adventure is currently leading the strategic planning and implementation for the Mt. Namuli Integrated Conservation Plan: economic development focused on environmental sustainability. Learn more.

 


 

The Lost Mountain Next Gen Initiative

 

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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, The Lost Mountain Positive Tracks Youth 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. Learn more.

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

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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

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


Accelerate Ethiopia

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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

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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.