“Why Can’t I Be You: Majka Burhardt.” Rookie Magazine. September 2013. View Online “Last year, I was scooping up a pile of mail off my porch, and my neighbor’s Patagonia catalog slipped open to a picture of a strong-looking woman scaling a giant rock face, free-climbing. In the caption, the climber was identified as Majka Burhardt. I squinted at the photo … Read More
“Miracle Miles.” Outside Magazine. September 2013. View Online | View PDF What do you get when you combine six eye surgeons, thirteen runners, six educators, two nonprofits, 871 cataract patients, 63,00 students, two of the fastest men on the planet, and one trail race in the remote highlands of East Africa? Outside’s Editor Chris Keyes’ feature article on Accelerate Ethiopia, a race produced … Read More
“Johannesburg with Majka Burhardt.” Delta Sky Magazine. July 2013. Download PDF “I’m a professional climber and filmmaker fixated on the intersection of culture and environment. Africa is my home away from home, and when I’m lucky enough to have Johannesburg on my travel docket, I make sure to carve out time to get grounded in South Africa’s friendliest big city. Getting … Read More
“Bozeman with Majka Burhardt” Delta Sky Magazine. December 2012. Download PDF | View Online “I’m a professional rock climber and ice climber, but the reason I’ve tried to live in Bozeman (twice) has to do with the skiing. Montana is one of my favorite winter playgrounds, and when I’m not going vertical on frozen waterfalls, I head to Bridger Bowl for dreamy downhill … Read More
“How a Love of Climbing Turned Into a Dream Career.” The Good Life Project. August 2012. 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.
Calling Majka Burhardt. June 2012. View Online “The migration pattern favored by most North American outdoor enthusiasts is to head ever westward. But climber and author Majka Burhardt moved from Boulder, Colorado to Conway, New Hampshire this winter. We caught up with her to talk geography, climbing, and how rollerblading—that icon of 90s zeitgeist—became part of her training routine . … Read More
“Pro Travelers Reveal their Top Tech Tools.” BBC Online. March 2012. View Online “For two decades, American Majka Burhardt has been an adventurer traveling the world. She has authored books, including Coffee Story: Ethiopia, and produced the movie Waypoint Namibia. “I’m permanently tied to my Garmin eTrex 30 GPS,” she said. “I used it for two months in Africa this year to mark prospective sites for … Read More
KCPW January 2012 Listen “Majka Burhardt has spent her life seeking adventure. Now she’s turning her experiences climbing up crumbling sandstone spires and navigating through snake-infested grasslands into lessons for improving cultural connections and communication.” NPR affiliate KCPW interviewed Majka Burhardt about her thoughts on risk, curiosity, and how to tackle difficult conversations in the Namibian desert, the board room, … Read More