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.
Read the National Geographic September 2016 Article: Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?
“The Colorado River has connected me to many things, many people, and many remarkable places.” — Pete McBride
National Geographic Live–Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon is sponsored by Grand Canyon Trust.
The mission of the Grand Canyon Trust (GCT) is to protect and restore the Colorado Plateau — its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude. GCT connected with Pete & Kevin during their Canyon expeditions, and are extremely excited to support their US tour.