Jacob Bain: Editor, Composer

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Jacob is a music producer and musician with music score credits for adventure, social, and environmental films ranging from climbing adventures to documentaries about social in-justices and movements towards sustainable energy, most recently the original score for documentary Rios Libres (Streams of Consequence). He has recorded with musicians in Mali, Cape Verde, and Zimbabwe for both film and his own … Read More

Peter Doucette: IFMGA Mountain Guide, USA

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Peter Doucette is an AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide and Special Teams trainer for the U.S. Military and Department of Defense. He has been guiding technical climbing since 1998 and specializes in custom guided mountain experiences. A member of the Instructor Team for the American Mountain Guide Association, Peter also climbs extensively throughout the world having completed numerous first ascents from Alaska … Read More

Geraldo Palalane: Regional Conservation Implementer, Mozambique

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This is Geraldo Palalane, he is the head of our Conservation Team for the Lost Mountain project. He’s the project officer at LUPA (Associacao para o Desenvolvimento Comunitario), has 16 years experience in conservation and tourism management, is a former member of Mozambique national handball team, the father of two-up-and-coming swim racers, and this week, he is about to go one full mile higher in elevation than he’s ever been before on Mt. Namuli with his conservation partners and our science and climbing crews. Teamwork at great heights

Majka Burhardt: Founder and Director

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Majka Burhardt: Majka is an author, professional climber, and social entrepreneur and is the founder and director of both Legado and Additive Adventure. Majka has over 18-years of experience leading multi-stage international ventures focused on current issues of cultural and global significance spanning Africa, Europe, South and North America. As an organization, Additive Adventure’s mission is to go beyond exploration to build … Read More

Elizabeth O’Neill: Senior Conservation Advisor

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Elizabeth is a conservation planning and evaluation specialist with more than 25 years of experience working in environmental conservation. Since 2000, Elizabeth has worked almost exclusively in the international biodiversity conservation sector, supporting strategic planning and leading evaluations of multi-country, regional, and thematic programs. She has served as the lead on program assessment and evaluation for Conservation International, WWF International, … Read More

Eric Wilburn: Project Manager

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Eric first became involved with The Lost Mountain project during the May 2014 expedition to Mt. Namuli where he played the role of logistical mastermind, translator and community liaison. Eric served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique from 2012 – 2014 working as an 11th Grade Physics teacher. During his service, he constructed a library at a local primary … Read More

Richard Halsey: Volunteer, South Africa

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Richard is a biologist by training, an environmentalist at heart and a wildly passionate rock climber. Work has ranged from albatross research to business manager, canyoning guide to bean counter. Currently, when not off searching for new climbing routes on remote cliffs, he works at a small Non-Profit organization doing its bit for a better tomorrow: 90×2030. Over the years … Read More

My big wall frog catching kit: Kate Rutherford

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Today I packed my big wall frog catching kit. I have a triple set of most cams, and I hope I actually have a crack to put them in. This adventure for me is inspired by rock climbing, a 2,000 foot granite wall, called Mt. Namuli, but it’s the flora and fauna that is actually motivating me to fly to Africa. Tomorrow I launch on an expedition to Mozambique and Malawi that I’ve spent 3 years referring to as a “big wall science project.” (By Kate Rutherford)

Charlie Harrison: Positive Tracks Next Gen Ambassador, USA

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An avid ski racer, mountain biker, climber, and all-around outdoorsman, Charlie is our youngest team member. He is on the last leg of a gap year that he has primarily dedicated to competitive ski racing. Although young and inexperienced on this type of an expedition, he knows that he will find himself in his element on the slopes of Mount … Read More

Ready, Set, Go: The Lost Mountain Takes Off

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A blog in conjunction with our amazing sponsor Osprey Packs. Four days from today, I meet my international team of scientists, conservation workers, climbers, filmmakers, students, and volunteers at the airport in Blantyre, Malawi. We’re heading to Mozambique; we’re heading to the Lost Mountain. All totaled, 19 people varying in age from 19 to 55, from Brazilians to South Africans, … Read More