Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Lost Mountain

Former AAI Guide Majika Burhardt and climber Kate Rutherford are planning to make an expedition to a remote peak in Mozambique to study cliff-side ecology and to make a film about the area. Majika has spent a lot of time in Africa using climbing as a way to access the area's culture and history. We cannot think of anybody better to make a film like this.

The production team is looking for kickstarter funds to help with this project. Following is an abstract from their kickstarter site and a short film about their goals:

This fall, two rock climbers will lead a team of biologists onto an unexplored cliff face in Mozambique. Their mission:

- To search for new species of insects and reptiles that will link this fragile and vital mountain to the evolution of East Africa's wildlif

- To build a conservation plan with the local community and a team of Mozambique-based conservationists that will ensure a thriving future for one of the world's most precious biodiversity hotspots.

With your help, we will make a 30-minute documentary film for international distribution.

To learn more about this project, click here.

--Jason D. Martin

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