I received an email update from Majka Burhardt today, regarding her upcoming speaking engagements and her important work as a professional climber, a writer and guide. Majka
is a great example of being a professional female adventurer and influencer in all regards. She is admirable in many ways and we find her use of reaching and educating people through her adventures and travel inspiring.
She’s a lifelong adventure who has has traveled and guided throughout the world by bike, canoe, and, more often than not, by foot. Much of Majka’s recent work has been focused on Africa, where she first went to Ethiopia in search of a rare coffee. Unexplored sandstone towers kept her in Ethiopia and resulted in her book Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa, short‑listed for the Banff Book Award. Her second book, Coffee Story: Ethiopia, will be released in the winter of 2010. In 2009, Majka produced Waypoint Namibia. The film is currently touring film festivals around the world and Majka was nominated for an EPIC Emerging Artist Award for her work as the Executive Producer.
Mountain Diva wanted to share the upcoming opportunities to hear about what Majka is up to. Check out her blog here, with events listed to the right-hand side. Let us know how her work has inspired you!