Leadership When It Matters: What climbing in the wild can teach us about teams, collaboration, and true grit
What happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an unconventional expedition into one of the world’s least explored and most threatened habitats—Mount Namuli, Mozambique? Author, professional climber and social entrepreneur Majka Burhardt shares a story of unlikely collaborators and unconventional leadership in a multimedia presentation about her life and work as a full time climber and the head of an international organization creating thriving futures for mountain communities.
Join Majka as she chronicles her leadership journey as a professional climber and entrepreneur to develop a global conservation initiative in one of the most remote parts of Africa. During the discussion portion of her talk, Majka will be answering questions and coaching on how to develop your own entrepreneurial leadership.
Sponsored by the Keller Center, the Outdoor Action Program and the Caroline and Helmut Weymar Fund
The talk will be followed by a screening of the documentary film Namuli by Majka Burhardt '98
Namuli is a community-backed film about the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists set off on an unconventional expedition into one of the world’s least-explored and most-threatened habitats.
The film follows an international crew as they push the bounds of friendship, climbing conventions, and scientific research on the 2,000-foot granite face of Mozambique’s second highest mountain, Mount Namuli.
The film features expedition leader Majka Burhardt, a professional climber, author, and social entrepreneur, professional climber Kate Rutherford, Brazilian entomologist Flavia Esteves, South African entomologist Caswell Munyai, and Mozambican herpetologist Harith Farooq.