Friday, January 25, 2008

Former AAI guides publish book on climbing in Ethiopia

Former AAI guides, Majka Burhardt and Gabe Rogel (photographer), will be releasing a new book on February 10, 2008. The book, called Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Towards Possibility in the Horn of Africa, is the narrative of four women's journey in March of 2007 to northern Ethiopia to climb virgin sandstone towers in the Horn of Africa. They explored rock monoliths in a region that is best known for the drought and famine in the 1980's and was the site of one of the bloodiest massacres of the Derg.

Majka and Gabe met in 1998 during the AAI guides' training. Majka says, "Back then, we were both more interested in guiding that writing and photography, but that changed through the years and soon we started teaming up on projects. We've worked together in Utah, Corsica France, and then on this project in Ethiopia."

To learn more about the book and the authors, please visit these websites:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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