Vertical Ethiopia PR: Interviews, Book Reviews, and Press
Finalist, Mountain Literature Category, 2008 Banff Mountain Book Festival.
May 9th Live interview on NECN Television News: Watch below or on HERE
Voice of America [ Listen Here ]
(You can read the interview here or chose from options to listen at the top of the page.)
KGNU Colorado Public Radio [ Listen here ]
(The begining of this audio clip is an interview with Erik Weihenmeyer, move the cursor to the last third of the bar to hear Majka.)
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Forum [ Listen Here ]
(direct link to audio file posted on aigaforum.com)
KMPS Seattle Radio [Listen Here]
Joy Trip Project [Listen Here]
"I was trying to figure out why as a climber we think we have a right to go into these other places and climb — is it a legitimate way to come to know another country?" Read More
--Vancouver North Shore News
"Vertical Ethiopia opens our eyes to a different world. It suggests hope and could spread that message to the Horn of Africa." Read More
--Jackson Hole News and Guide
"...a coffee-table book illuminating the adventure of exploring new rocks and the real face of Ethiopia." Read More
--"Going Vertical in Ethiopia." The Daily Camera Profile Boulder Colorado.
"Burhardt’s new book, “Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa,” explores that landscape through climbing and seeks to point out the difference between perceptions of Ethiopia and the country’s real potential." Read More.
--"Writers Explore the Outdoors." The Steamboat Pilot, Steamboat, Colorado.
"..when you read Majka’s words and then look at Gabe’s photos, you know that a great partnership has been formed." Read More.
--Off the Shelf, from the pages of the Boulder Bookstore
"Vertical Ethiopia simmers with what it means to climb virgin rock in another country—to intimately interact with the land, to open yourself to another culture, to challenge yourself physically and spiritually, and to do it as an all-female group in a sport dominated by men...Lucky for us, Majka’s climbing expertise comes matched with the ability to tell a story..." Read More
--Interview with the Center for New Words, Boston, MA
"While climbing is the narrative vehicle, the theme of the book is the interface between Western and African culture, and the positive outcomes of that interaction." Read More
"Vertical Ethiopia navigates a rarely explored landscape... " Read More
Read a review of Vertical Ethiopia and profile of Majka and fellow author Pete Takeda in Rocky Mountain Sports
--Rocky Mountain Sports
The Cleanest Line, Patagonia Blog review and book excerpt
The Conversation, the blog for the upcoming Telluride Mountain Film Festival. Read Majka's post about her tour: "And so we begin. Away from images of an aching population continually subject to drought and famine made worse by human hands. Toward something deeper. For me, this depth includes adventure—climbing this time—in a landscape and culture that is known only for everything that is the opposite."
Rockclimbergirl Blog review
Aiga Forum, an Ethiopian Forum for news and views to promote Ethiopia's unity in diversity