Today At Breck Winter Edition 2019

Words of Wisdom, Alumni Profile Breck Magazine Majka Burhardt ’94 Majka is an author, professional climber, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. She has spent two decades exploring the world — usually by hand and foot — and collecting stories of challenge, humanity, and the fine line between extreme and acceptable risk that inspire and challenge audiences around the world. In this issue ... 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

Outside Magazine | Feature Article

“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

Forbes | Profile

“Five Key Insights for Changing the World — From People Who Have.” Forbes Online. August 2013 View Online “If it doesn’t exist already, then you are going to have to create it, eventually.  Don’t wait for permission or a phone call.  Instead, start something new.  People won’t get it, they’ll tell you it won’t work, they’ll ignore you.  Until one day, … Read More

BBC | Interview

“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

NPR / KCPW | Interview

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

Daily Camera | Interview

“Boulder Author Majka Burhardt talks about how coffee, Ethiopia entwined.” Daily Camera. October 2011. Download PDF “Majka Burhardt was sipping a latte at a coffeehouse in Boulder in the summer of 2006, when she overheard a conversation at a nearby table. The group was plotting a quest to the Horn of Africa to find a rare coffee that’s valued at more … Read More

Town Hall Seattle | Speech

Majka Burhardt Explores Coffee And Ethiopia Speakers Forum, KUOW-FM / NPR September 2001 Listen  Majka spoke at Town Hall Seattle on Sept. 26, 2011. Public radio station, KUOW-FM, was there to record her presentation and shared it on the NPR-affiliate station the next month.

The Economist | Interview

Famine in the Horn of Africa: How have things changed? Economist Online. September, 2011. View Online Jonathan Ledgard, the Africa correspondent for The Economist magazine, released an article on September 5th that asked how much further we’d come as a global society since the famine of the 1980’s. He interviewed Majka for the piece, and what follows are her extended answers about the response to … Read More