Introducing The North American Next Gen Symposium Team


The Lost Mountain is moving forward: the Additive Adventure 2015 Next Gen Symposium is in July, and we have 26 participants from Africa and North America. As of April 12th, the North American participant team is assembled. Four students from high school to grad school, each looking to combine passion and purpose to create an engine for positive change. Meet them:

New article in the journal “Herpetology Notes” details scientific finds from Lost Mountain Expedition


During the May 2014 Lost Mountain Expedition, Harith Farooq, (Herpetologist, Lúrio University, Mozambique) documented the discovery of the southernmost record of a Caecilian in the world. Expedition members Kate Rutherford (pictured) and Richard Halsey found the Caecilian in the team’s base camp on Mt Namuli, Zambezia Province. Read the account in the journal “Herpatology Notes,” written by Harith and co-author Werner Conradie (member of 2011 Lost Mountain Reconnaissance Team).

African Student Call for Applications Now Open For Lost Mountain Symposium


It’s my pleasure to announce that the Additive Adventure 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium is now accepting applications for 20 African undergraduate and graduate students to join us this July in Mozambique. The Symposium is a 12-day multidisciplinary conversation on conservation, science, and adventure held in concert with leadership, Leave No Trace, and backcountry skills training in Mozambique’s Limpopo and Gorongosa National Parks. And what’s more, a host of significant scholarships are available to our African participants.

Support the Lost Mountain With A Tax Deductible Contribution


Amplify the Namuli Effect: Contribute to the 2015 Next Gen’s goal with a tax-deductible contribution.  Every dollar raised is focused on building new approaches to African conservation, starting with the peak that launched it all—Mount Namuli. Positive Tracks Our Next Gen partner, Positive Tracks, is a national, youth-centric nonprofit that helps young people get active and give back using the ... Read More

The Power of Next Gen


This week we made it official: The Additive Adventure 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium will be held in Mozambique from July 10-21, 2015.

That’s a 9-word title for a single event that has 7 key components and the power to impact everyone who takes part in infinite ways. The event itself is a 10-day a multidisciplinary symposium on conservation, science, and adventure held in concert with leadership, Leave No Trace, and backcountry skills training in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park and its coastal capital, Maputo.

The event is open to African and North American Next Gens. Next whats?

LUPA, The Lost Mountain Conservation Lead, Now in Video


As part of our work with LUPA, our Mozambican conservation partner, we put together a set of videos explaining the work they do and how they fit within the Lost Mountain framework. The videos are available in both English and Portuguese so that LUPA can use them both within Mozambique and internationally. Watch the videos below and read more about our collaboration with LUPA on the Conserve Page.

The Road is Kind: The Lost Mountain Music Video


This music video is in honor and support of the Lost Mountain Positive Tracks Next Gen Initiative: youth philanthropy through physical action in the outdoors. Featuring our Positive Tracks Ambassadors Charlie Harrison (19) and Grant Bemis (23).

We released it this week because Charlie starts Williams College next week. And instead of driving the 160 miles to school, he’s hiking (inspired by his time on the Lost Mountain Team). You can read about it on The Lost Mountain blog. The song behind the music video was written and recorded by musician Jacob Bain on the 23rd day of our 30 day expedition– in the field on the flanks of Mt. Namuli alongside a surprise visit from the Queen of Macunha (story below). These examples, I now understand, are the power of the Lost Mountain.

Eclectic Emprise: An Adolescent’s Experience With Innovative Research on the Lost Mountain



If Charlie Harrison had followed a traditional timeline for a 19 year old, he would have spent this May finishing up his freshman year of college. Instead, Charlie spent May doing the second ascent of a 2,000’ rock climbing route up Mozambique’s second highest mountain, catching frogs by headlamp on nighttime science river explorations, and listening to the community of … Read More

New Song Release: The Road Is Kind


We’re thrilled to announce and share two media pieces in the field by our media team during the 30-day expedition in Mozambique and Malawi: The Road is Kind (Song by Jacob Bain) Listen below | Download here [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]     Old Man Ray (Video by Rob Frost and James Q Martin, Song and production … Read More

Next Gen Report from The Field: Grant Bemis


A month ago I finished up my time volunteering on the Lost Mountain Project in Mozambique and Malawi. My time in Africa was a compilation of intense, non-stop, awe-inspiring experiences; difficult to appreciate all of it while it was happening. I was there as a volunteer, and an ambassador for Positive Tracks–a national, youth-centric nonprofit that helps young people get … Read More