Catherine Kimmel, USA

Catherine Kimmel, Positive Tracks Next Gen | High School Student, New York: I am inspired to join the Symposium because it the opportunity to join a world-class team that is focused on making connections between the environment, the community, and climbing is remarkable. In fact, the chance to learn and explore with this team, while combining conservation, science and adventure, is truly … Read More

Grant Bemis, USA

Grant Bemis, Positive Tracks Next Gen | BA in Environmental Studies with minors in Biology, Chinese, and Art, Eckard College 2014: I first became aware of The Lost Mountain Project the summer before my senior year of college. My high school science professor at Breck School first put me in touch with Majka, and as it turns out, Majka and … Read More

Luis Dinis, LUPA Executive Director, Mozambique

Luis Dinis is the Executive Director and co-founder of LUPA (Associação para o Desenvolvimento Comunitário), our Mozambique-based conservation team. He has a Masters In Agronomy and prior to LUPA worked with Helvetas for 19 years Prior to working in conservation and development he was a coach of the Mozambican Swim team in the Soul (’88) and Barcelona (’92) Olympics. Dinis … Read More

The Lost Mountain In Action

In November, 2011 The Lost Mountain Reconnaissance team was able to complete a successful expedition to Mt Namuli. Our blog contains our from-the-field reports of this expedition including: stories, video sketches, and photos. Please scroll below for all of the entries. The 2011 Lost Mountain Reconnaissance Expedition was fully supported by Osprey Packs, The Petzl Foundation, and Outdoor Research. We … Read More

Adventure When and Where it Matters

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

Notes from The Mozambican Bush

By Majka Burhardt and Sarah Garlick 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 a … Read More

The Lost Mountain: A Reconnaissance Expedition to Northern Mozambique

When non-climbers ask why I climb, I often give them what I think of as my Zen answer, essentially that climbing is way to experience perfect alignment of body, mind, and nature. It sounds totally flakey, I know. But it’s also true. But another truth about why I climb has less to do with actual climbing and more to do … Read More

Setting Off For the Lost Mountain

By Majka Burhardt 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 … Read More