Lost Mountain, Kickstarted

Before pressing launch on our Lost Mountain Kickstarter on July 30th, I thought Kickstarter was a thing– a means to an end. One month later, I know it is more– it’s a community nexus and a place for passion and belief. Kickstarter also brought home just how much the Lost Mountain means to me by showing me how much it … Read More

Adventure When and Where it Matters- The Lost Mountain Series

By Majka Burhardt and Sarah Garlick A month ago we left Mozambique and Malawi. Less than a year from now we will be back. How much time does it take to gain perspective? Our goal for this initial trip was simple: to learn if an expedition pairing science, climbing, adventure, and conservation would be possible on Mozambique’s Mt. Namuli. Here is … Read More

Home on the African Road

In Conjunction with Engelhorn Sports I feel bad for my seatmate on the plane the other day. I’d like to issue an apology but I never got their name. The woman had harmlessly asked me where I was coming from and where I was going. I tried to keep it simple at the start. I told her Malawi and Cape Town. … Read More

Notes from The Mozambican Bush

By Majka Burhardt and Sarah Garlick [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k206MpJDhw&w=450] DAY 1 MB: I say goodbye to Ethiopia (intentionally), and to my new ultralight Thermarest (unintentionally). My first-ever spotting of the Congo appears initially out of a plane window, and soon through a propped-open plane door during a re-supply. Malawi and Mozambique bound. SG: It’s 5:30 a.m. at Boston’s Logan Airport. I have … Read More

Setting Off For The Lost Mountain

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCK0w4zOQ1c&w=450] Tomorrow I head to Mozambique. Actually, that is a lie. Tomorrow I fly from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia via the Congo to Lilongwe Malawi and then to Blantyre Malawi. It’s Tuesday I head overland in Mozambique itself. I’m ready. Over two years ago I came across photos of granite faces in Mozambique. I had no idea that those photos would … Read More