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Patagonia Rock Climbing Ambassador Majka Burhardt
Majka Burhardt

Majka Burhardt

Rock Climbing
Hometown
Minneapolis, MN
Resides
North Conway, New Hampshire
Bio
From African rock climbs to mixed routes in New England, Majka finds passion in the moment adventures morph into greater understanding. She’s the author of two books, a filmmaker and a poodle owner. Her first lead fall was onto the smallest Tri-Cam and she’s often more comfortable above a micro-nut than a bolt. She recently moved to North Conway, New Hampshire for love and ice climbing.
Career Highlights
  • First ascent of Southern Crossing (V 5.11+) on the Brandberg, Namibia, Africa
  • First ascent of Learning the Hard Way (III 5.10+) Tigray, Ethiopia, Africa
  • Ascent of The Bachelor Stroll (WI6), Frankenstein Cliff, New Hampshire
  • Award for the most checking penalties in her 5th grade floor hockey league (the boys’ league!)
  • Solo of Imja Tse, Nepal at age 20
  • Mountain poodle owner and fanatic
  • American Mountain Guides Association certified Rock Guide and a member of the board of directors
  • Fourth woman to become certified by the American Mountain Guides Association
  • Author of Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa and Coffee Story: Ethiopia
  • Executive Director of the film, Waypoint Namibia
  • First rock and ice ascents in South Africa, Ethiopia, Namibia, Wyoming, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Washington
  • Ascents from Corsica to Alaska, Bolivia to Poland, and Mallorca to Moab