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South Africa Climbed and Uncovered

Jul. 7th 2017

Rock Climbing Table Mountain in South Africa

If you’ve ever considered climbing a trip to South Africa, no doubt you’re gunning for the legendary Rocklands, scenic Table Mountain or the enchanted Waterfall Boven. Right?

If you believe the hype, these zones are South African climbing, but look just a little deeper and you’ll realize this country is so stacked with amazing rock, it’s unlikely you’ll ever get to know it all, even if you spend a lifetime there.

Climbing Table Mountain in South Africa
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Climber, writer, guide Majka Burhardt presents at Tedx SMU

Dec. 14th 2010

Majka Burhardt is an AMGA certified rock guide with a huge heart and an endless appetite for adventure. She holds an anthropology degree from Princeton University and an MFA in creative writing.  Her climbing, anthropological curiosity, philanthropic nature and expert ability to communicate her adventures and passion have led Majka on a busy second career as an author and presenter.

Her latest, is a presentation she gave at TED x, an affiliate program of TED the celebrated speaker series that presents “riveting talks by remarkable people.” Majka’s presentation was on her latest book, Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Towards Possibility in the Horn of Africa. The book, and the presentation, documents her experience in bringing climbing to Ethiopia, and her insights into the coffee culture that drive’s everything in Ethiopia.

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