American Alpine Club Podcast
March 3, 2023
Majka Burhardt is a pro climber, a certified climbing guide, a conservation entrepreneur running an international organization, and a writer. She is also a mother to twins, and she’s still figuring it all out. She’s leaning into messy coherence, and learning how to be the best mom, climber, spouse, professional, and guide along the way. Her new book, “MORE: Life on the Edge of Adventure and Motherhood” is a compilation of in-the-moment journals and voice memos Majka recorded while she was pregnant and during the first five years of her children’s lives—recording the raw messiness of wanting to do it all, and even then asking for more…of live and of herself. Along the way, she takes an honest look at risk and motherhood, gender roles, navigating jealousy, her work, her marriage, climbing hard with the changes her body experienced, and giving her children her best and highest self. Majka’s book “More” identifies the ways that life seeps into our climbing and is intricately tied into it. We talk about all this and more in this episode.
The book is on the March Must-Read List from Next Big Idea, and you definitely want to get your hands on a copy.
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