Publicity, Interviews, Video
The Good Life Project Interviews Majka
The Good Life Project™ TV is a weekly web-show hosted by award-winning author, serial-entrepreneur and lifestyle-innovator, Jonathan Fields. Here he interviews Majka about the interplay between movement, stagnation, creativity, adventure and possibility. Watch the interview below and read his corresponding blog about Majka here.
Delta Sky Magazine "Bozeman with Majka Burhardt" December 2012. Read.
(or view online)
"Calling Majka Burhardt." Interview by Mountain Magazine. June 2012. Read
Profile of Majka as Part of HowDoYouDoTV's "Community of Passionate People"
Video by Michael Millard, creator of HowDoYouDoTV, an innovative video project profiling passionate people in the global community.
Interview on KCPW, Salt Lake City NPR. January, 2012. Listen
Majka was in Salt Lake City in January, 2012 to give a speech on leadership and stopped by Local NPR affiliate KCPW's for an interview about her thoughts on risk, curiosity, and how to tackle difficult conversations in the Namibian desert, the board room, and beyond.
Video Feature on Majka's Climbing by Engelhorn Sports, sportupyourlife.com
Majka's Presentation at Town Hall Seattle. September, 2011. Listen.
Pro-Traveller Tips with the BBC. March 2012. Read
Travel Like a Pro, Tips with Backpacker Magazine. January 2012. Read
Interview and Podcast, October 2011. Read and Listen
Boulder Daily Camera Interview. October 2011. Read
Adventure Inspired Interview, October 2011. Read
Gourmand Magazine Profile, August 2011. Read
“Coffee even stretches back into Africa further and more deeply than what is conventionally known”, says Majka Burhardt, who wrote the book “Coffee Story Ethiopia”. “Coffee is established in oral tradition far back as the tenth century B.C.” More
Fresh Cup Magazine Interview, June 2011. Read
“I really believe that if you take this crop that is the most valuable thing Ethiopia has and you attach it to richness, whether that’s cultural richness or commodity richness, then Ethiopia is going to be better off in the long run.” More
The Weather Channel's From the Edge with Peter Lik
Majka takes renown photographer Peter Lik ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon, Montana for the Winter Extremes episode of the Weather Channel's new 2011 series.
TV8 Vail Interview, March 2011. View.
Vail Daily Feature, March 2011. Read
"Majka Burhardt wants you to be uncomfortable.
“I strongly believe that our conversations, and thus lives, are better when we are willing to be uncomfortable,” said Burhardt." More
Cover of Climbing Magazine, August 2010. See Issue
Outdoor Retailer Daily Cover, August 2010.
Adventure Chronicles Friday Focus Interview, February 26th, 2010. Read
Alpinist High Camp Extended Interview, January 28th, 2010, Read
Waypoint Namibia Press and Reviews
See Jane Do, Live Interview from the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, currently on tour with Waypoint Namibia throughout the U.S.
Livesauce Media Interview At Mountainfilm Telluride, May 29th, 2010, post screening of Waypoint Namibia.
Joy Trip Project, March 2010 Review by James Mills
"Waypoint Namibia is a great film and a fresh look at adventure with social purpose."
"From the outset writer, mountain guide and now filmmaker Majka Burhardt admits she could have found a better place to climb. In her new movie “Waypoint Namibia” she went looking for an experience that went beyond climbing for climbing’s sake.
“I have a theory these days that you can make adventure additive,” says Burhardt as the film opens “You can go beyond pure physical adventure and get cultural understanding out of it.”
Much of adventure over the last century has held a very tight focus on singular objectives. Summit bids to claim a first ascent of high mountain peaks most often take clear precedent over building relationships with the local population. Though on many expeditions adventurers limit their contact with native people to hiring cooks and porters Burhardt and her small team literally went out of their way to engage those they met and learn something about their civilization.
Climbing Magazine, March 2010 Review by Julie Ellison
"Many climbing flicks focus solely on the epics--huge dynos, 50-foot whippers, clutch sends--while the ineffable, in-between moments are excised. Happily, Chris Alstrin's film Waypoint Namibia, on granite-dome hunting, avoids this pitfall. As Majka Burhardt says early on, "No one went on this trip to climb. They went to go to Namibia." With stunning visuals, Waypoint follows Burhardt, Kate Rutherford and Peter Doucette in the African wilds--driving 12-plus hours in 100-degree heat, climbing through bird crap (literally), and battling hives inflicted by aggressive flora. The trio manages a masterful FA--Southern Crossing--while exploring the intersection of culture, climbing, and conversation."
Four Corners Business Journal, January 25th, 2010, Read
"In contrast to a national-park system where people have been taken off the land, every conservation project in Namibia starts first with the native people, said Burhardt: "Conservation in Namibia is not tied to preservation, it's tied to integration." More
Cortez Journal January 7th, 2010, Read
"It was the perfect size for a coffin. That is what popped into rock climber Majka Burhardt's mind when she saw the image of a smoothly rounded water hole flash on an overhead screen during the first of 25 lectures she is giving around the country." More
Climbing Magazine 2009 Gear Guide Profile. Read
Alpinist 27 Profile: The Beautiful and The Beast, August 2009. Read
Princeton Alumni Weekly Magazine (Cover and Story), March 2007. Read
"Now, climbing is Burhardt's profession world, professionally speaking, with her work split into three occupations: climber, writer, and guide. Foundations and gear companies support her climbing excursions, magazines pay her to write about her trips and other stories she encounters, and when she returns home to Colorado, private clients hire her to lead them through challenging climbs in the Rockies." More.
Banff Centre's A Peak Inside interview and Namibia Expedition Profile, Spring 2009. Read
Waypoint Namibia, Released Fall 2009. View Trailer, Lean More, and Purchase
Continuum Project, Winter 2009. View Trailer and Purchase at Alstrin Films
2008 SFM Risk Solutions Corporate Brochure View
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