Freedom of the Hills

Climbing Magazine July 2019 Women guides uphill battle to succeed in male-dominated industry. View the PDF to read more.


Climbing Magazine, December 2017 A story of climbing, granite, and complex history in California’s Needles, featuring photos of Majka Burhardt. “When, in the early 1980s, Tony Yaniro attempted to free the splitter of Pyromania, I was blown away by how difficult the climbing looked from my belay. Yet the route went free, and was well within Tony’s range. He climbed … Read More

The Cold Blue Yonder

Steeped in lore, these seven ice lines are true Northeast gems Majka Burhardt (leading) and Caroline Gleich approach the top as the weather closes in. On a rare day a climbing team can pack tools away here and hike for the summit. More often, however, in cresting the top of the ravine, you are met with Mount Washington’s crippling combination … Read More

Climbing For the Greater Good

by Ian Ferguson photos by Gabe Rogel From African alpine jungles to frozen waterfalls in New England, climber Majka Burhardt is comfortable on any vertical terrain. Now she’s using her skills to protect an ecosystem and the people who depend on it. Download the PDF to read more.

Mountain Magazine | Feature Article

“The Far Side.” Mountain Life Magazine. July 2015. View Online | View PDF “Mount Namuli is unlikely to be notched on any mountaineer’s bedpost. As mountains go, it isn’t extremely high or steep. The 2,419-metre granite monolith in northern Mozambique can’t even boast an iconic horizon line like Argentina’s Mt. Fitz Roy or Switzerland’s Matterhorn. If anything it calls to mind … Read More

Blind Runners | Film

Blind Runners | Documentary Film Blind Runners is a 23-minute documentary featuring the 2013 Accelerate Ethiopia, an initiative that produced 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.  Accelerate Ethiopia was a partnership between Himalayan … Read More

Decision Making with Intuition | Interview

Decision Making with Intuition with Majka Burhardt. MtnMeister Interview. August 2014. Listen Below | View on MtnMeister “Really good decisions that end up launching big things are ones where you’ve used intuition to guide you every step of the way.” [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

Huffington Post | Profile

“Professional Climbers Aid Scientific Discovery in Southern Africa.”Huffington Post UK.  June 8th, 2014. View Online It’s not everyday that you hear of world-first rock climbing ambitions meet with scientific research on the same perilous face in Southern Africa. But for a group of professional rock climbers and international scientists, Mozambique’s Mt. Namuli set the stage for such a collaboration – … Read More

Delta Sky Magazine | Essay

“Surfing in Sayulita.” Delta Sky Magazine. June 2014. Download PDF “I’ve spent seven of the past 12 months on the road, climbing granite spires in Norway, speaking about Ethiopian coffee in the Netherlands and producing an adventure, science and conservation film project in Mozambique. My travels take me many places, but hardly ever to the beach. So in December I stuffed four bikinis into a carry-on and booked … Read More