Grand Canyon
Talks

Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon

  • Pete McBride, Photographer and Filmmaker
  • Kevin Fedarko, Writer
Venue: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO, United States
Date + Time:
  • June 5, 2018
    7:30 pm
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“The Colorado River has connected me to many things, many people, and many remarkable places.” — Pete McBride

In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure this year: to transect the length of the canyon on foot. This trek is not the pair’s first adventure together, but it may be the toughest.

An award-winning photographer, writer, and filmmaker, Pete has traveled to over 70 countries for a number of publications and companies, including National Geographic Society, Outside magazine, Patagonia, and The Nature Conservancy. A passionate conservationist, Pete has been named a “Freshwater Hero” by National Geographic. Kevin left his post as a top editor at Outside magazine for the dusty abyss of the Grand Canyon. Kevin is the author of The Emerald Mile and his work has been featured in National Geographic Adventure, Esquire, and Time, among other publications.

 

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WONDERS OF THE NATIONAL PARKS DVD
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK DVD
 

About the speakers

McBride Large Profile Image

Photographer and Filmmaker

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

Writer

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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