Monday, February 11, 2008

Renaissance Woman Takes on the Horn of Africa

MAJKA BURHARDT is a writer, climber, guide, and "nouveau renaissance woman" living in Boulder. Her experience as a guide and writer has enabled her to take on assignments not only in North America, but throughout the world. Her first book, Vertical Ethiopia (Shama Publishing, $37.99), documents a climbing expedition to unexplored sandstone spires in northern Ethiopia. Told through a series of vignettes that reveal what it means to climb, to travel, and to explore, Vertical Ethiopia reveals a country at the turning point in its embrace of its natural heritage. Using climbing as a magnifying glass, Majka Burhardt comes to understand a land brimming with striking geological and cultural beauty.

Majka Burhardt will speak and sign for Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 7:30pm at Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO.

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