May 16, 2016

Harald, Maude, and the Himba: A letter to the twins

Dear Harold and Maude,
I know, I’d promised new names. We will get there—we still have five weeks to come up with them. Five weeks until you launch yourselv […]

August 20, 2014

The Road is Kind, New Lost Mountain Music Video

This music video is in honor and support of the Lost Mountain Positive Tracks Next Gen Initiative: youth philanthropy through physical action in the outdoors. […]

July 16, 2014

Big Wall Science

In a former life I was a full-time climbing guide. That means I would normally know better than to introduce people to climbing for the first time on vegetated […]

May 18, 2014

Old Man Ray- Song and Video Produced in the Field on Mt Mulanje, Malawi

“The trick to growing old, is a healthy dose of obsession mixed with a lot of physical activity.” – At 81 years old, Entomologist at heart, […]

May 1, 2014

Ready, Set, Go: The Lost Mountain Takes Off

Prep time in Mozambique, Photo by Erik Eisele
Four days from today, I meet my international team of scientists, conservation workers, climbers, filmmakers, stud […]

August 5, 2013

Would You Join the Lost Mountain?

Three years ago I saw a photo of a rock face in Mozambique. It became an astonishing force in my life. 36 months, a 3-week reconnaissance trip, and one very spe […]

December 11, 2012

Winter Call (Summer Ski Apology)

Dad (Kris Burhardt) and Majka Day 1 outside of El Bolson Argentina
I am not a hoarder. Or at least not of material things. But I might have to confess to being […]

October 21, 2012

Armenia Bound

In conjunction with Patagonia’s The Cleanest Line and Kate Rutherford

Any climbing trip starts with a conversation. Kate and mine went something like […]

August 28, 2011

Imagine Ethiopia 2011: You Can “Go” From Home

As one of the leaders of Imagine Ethiopia 2011, I wanted to share a progress update to inspire and potentially involve you in our next steps. Read on for more. […]

August 16, 2011

Three Ways to Do Something About Famine in Africa (From

A guest blog by Majka Burhardt on Frederik Allen’s Leadership blog on
There is famine in the Horn of Africa. Of course. Isn’t there always? […]