How Legado Does Leadership

At Legado, we believe that the source of all progressive, systemic, and lasting change, are people who are making a personal choice to take conscious actions towards the future they wish to be a part of, as individuals and as a collective.  This conscious future is what we refer to as legacy, or if you’re speaking Portuguese, legado. In an ... Read More

Do you want to go to Mount Namuli?

A lot of people have been asking me recently if they can come visit Mount Namuli and meet the people who call this special place home. In response, we've teamed up with Google Jump and filmmaker Ross Henry to create a 3-minute Virtual Reality film, Mountains = Water = Life, to take you right to the heart of the mountain. Mountains = ... Read More

The impact of your support + encouragement

Today, it's a pleasure to share our 2017 Annual Report with you. Hot off the digital press, the report is full of stories, photos and even music (yes, Namuli now has an official community conservation song!) straight from our field team in Mozambique. This year was all about relationships. From investing in local leaders to supporting them to learn best practices around ... Read More

Watch Namuli, the film, today!

Today I’m honored to release Namuli worldwide on YouTube.  Watch the film TodayNamuli is a film about the spirit of adventure and pushing the boundaries of science, climbing, and conservation on Mozambique's Mount Namuli. The film follows our team on an unconventional climbing expedition that was spurred by curiosity. Curiosity about a granite rock face, and also about how to use climbing to ... Read More

Let’s build a thriving future

In 2011, I became enamoured--obsessed even--with Mozambique’s Mount Namuli. While climbing led me to this granite monolith, the opportunity to create a marked difference in the lives of Namuli’s communities has kept me there, as the founder of Legado. Today, Legado is an international initiative that builds thriving futures for the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems and the people who call ... Read More

First Impressions: Namuli

Legado is pleased to welcome Sergio Cumbula as the new head of LUPA’s Community Conservation Team for Legado: Namuli. Sergio just returned from a visit to Namuli with our field team and shares the following blog about his experience. In October 2016, I visited Namuli for the first time. I was impressed by the special aesthetic quality of the landscape resulting from … Read More

Namuli Film at Instadoc Film Festival in Maputo

October 11th was the 3rd annual Instidoc Film Festival in Maputo was the public premiere of the Namuli film in Mozambique.  The theme of the night focused on biodiversity and environmentalism within the country.  Namuli premiered alongside films that showcased the conservation projects at the Parque Nacional de Gorongosa and the Partial Marine Reserve of Ponta de Ouro, some of … Read More

Humans of Namuli: Elias Faustino

Elias Faustino is a friend, a father, a farmer and the community leader of Carruca. Elias lives in a single room brick structure with his wife and their seven children on the southwestern flank of Mount Namuli. Most days, Elias wakes up with the sun at around 5:30 AM, eats some xima (grits like meal made from corn) and heads … Read More

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.