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

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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

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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=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161844655″ 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

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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

Big Wall Science

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In a former life I was a full-time climbing guide. That means I would normally know better than to introduce people to climbing for the first time on vegetated granite slabs interspersed with dirt and bush-choked chimneys.

Team of Rock Climbers, Biologists, and Conservation Workers Wrap Successful Expedition to Mozambique’s Second Highest Mountain

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Gurue, Mozambique –June 4, 2014 –An international team of rock climbers, entomologists, and herpetologists gathered on the summit of Mt. Namuli, Zambezia, Mozambique on May 27th at the culmination of the 30-day, 18-member Lost Mountain expedition. Three of the team members reached the summit via a new technical rock climbing route (Majka and Kate’s Science Project IV 5.10-) and ten … Read More

Old Man Ray- Video and Song Field Produced on Mt Mulanje

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“The trick to growing old, is a healthy dose of obsession mixed with a lot of physical activity.” – At 81 years old, Entomologist at heart, Ray Murphy is one of the characters and dreamers with us here in Africa whose passion is making the Lost Mountain Project possible. Stay tuned for more original beats, tasty visuals, and grimey stories … Read More

Flavia Esteves: Lead Scientist, California Academy of Sciences, USA

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Flavia Esteves: Ph.D. in Entomology, and postdoctoral fellow at California Academy of Sciences, USA. Flavia has been studying ants for more than 10 years, integrating fieldwork, taxonomy, and community ecology analysis to discover and describe ant diversity and patterns of distribution, particularly in rainforest habitats. She has extensive field experience in remote locations including Argentina, Brazil, Madagascar, Peru, Saudi Arabia, … Read More

Caswell Munyai: Entomologist, University of Venda, South Africa

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Caswell Munyai: MSc in Environmental Sciences and currently finishing his PhD studies at the University of Venda, Limpopo Province in South Africa. Caswell’s research focus is on ant (Formicidae) diversity patterns along altitudinal gradient. For the past six years, has has been involved in a long-term monitoring study along an elevational transect in the centre of endemism, Soutpansberg Mountains of … Read More

Kate Rutherford: Professional Climber, USA

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Kate Rutherford: Rock climber, storyteller and artist who takes the beauty of vertical landscapes and crafts it in to stories which inspire climbers to protect the natural environment they love to play in. Recent new climbing routes on Fitz Roy, Argentina, Acopon Tepui, Venezuela, and Brandberg, Namibia. Owner of Suspended Stone Design, fly fishing guide for Alaska Wild River Fish. … Read More

Grant Bemis: Positive Tracks Next Gen Ambassador, USA

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Grant has just completed his undergraduate studies at Eckerd College in Environmental Studies and Biology and is a well-traveled adventurer already at the age of 22. An enthusiast of remote backpacking, fly fishing and photography, Grant believes that raising awareness to preserve habitat is a brilliant way to make a difference. He hopes to someday lead his own research/adventure expedition. … Read More