Grand Canyon
Talks

Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon

  • Pete McBride, Photographer and Filmmaker
  • Kevin Fedarko, Writer
Venue: The Broad Stage, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date + Time:
  • March 15 to 16, 2018
    7:30 pm
Date + Time:
Ticket Price: $50-90

“The Colorado River has connected me to many things, many people, and many remarkable places.” — Pete McBride

In an effort to share the uncharted glory and to shed light on the myriad threats faced by the crown jewel of America’s National Parks, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure—to cut a transect, on foot, across the entire length of the Grand Canyon.

Estimated at more than 750 miles, the hike was brutal beyond their wildest expectations. McBride and Fedarko carried as much as 50 pounds of gear, equipment, and food strapped to their backs and had no trail to follow, risking severe consequences with a single misstep. But even as they pushed themselves to the brink of their physical and mental limits, the unrivaled beauty of the canyon and their motivation to protect it drove them onward. Hear their behind-the-scenes stories of this grueling but critical expedition, illustrated with stunning visuals.

 

Shop ProductsSHOP GRAND CANYON PRODUCTS:
WONDERS OF THE NATIONAL PARKS DVD
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK DVD
 

About the speakers

McBride Large Profile Image

Pete McBride
Photographer and Filmmaker
Speaker hightlights
  • National Geographic Freshwater Hero
  • One of a handful of people to thru-hike the entirety of the Grand Canyon
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival winner of "Best Short Documentary" for Chasing Water
Kevin Fedarko

Kevin Fedarko
Writer
Speaker hightlights
  • Kevin Fedarko is a part-time river guide in Grand Canyon National Park
  • He has been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing in 2004 and 2006.
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