Majka Burhardt


Majka Burhardt has a passion for creating unusual connections. As a professional climber, conservation entrepreneur, author and filmmaker, Majka has spent over two decades leading multi-stage international ventures focused on current issues of cultural and environmental significance spanning Africa, Europe, South and North America.

Majka is the founder and executive director of Legado, where she works to protect the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems by working hand-in-hand with the people who call them home. Legado originated during a pioneering climbing and conservation research expedition to Mozambique. She is the author of Coffee Story: Ethiopia and Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa and executive producer of the films Waypoint Namibia and Namuli. She lives in Jackson, New Hampshire. Learn more at


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