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Pete McBride

Nat Geo - Pete and Kevin

Nat Geo - Pete and Kevin
Pete McBride

The journey

In 2015, Pete and Kevin set out to complete a mega-transect of the Grand Canyon, walking nearly 800 miles from Lee’s Ferry to the Grand Wash Cliffs near Lake Mead. Turns out they got a lot more than they bargained for. A year later, with stories abound, they managed to complete their route. Read more about their trip in the 2016 National Geographic article ›

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Now that their blisters have healed up, they’re hitting the road to shed light on the myriad threats facing the canyon.


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Nat Geo - Coming to a city near you

Coming to a city near you

We’re sponsoring a National Geographic Live tour to bring this duo to a city near you. Join us to hear Kevin and Pete speak about their journey, including everything from blisters and trail mishaps to development schemes and uranium mining surrounding the canyon. 

 

Nat Geo - 2017 dates

2017 tour dates

Nat Geo - Lone Tree, CO

Nat Geo - Lone Tree, CO
Cathy McCray

Lone Tree, Colorado

Date + Time: November 17 at 7:30 pm

Venue: Lone Tree Arts Center

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Nat Geo - 2018 dates

2018 Tour dates

Nat Geo - Portland, Oregon

Nat Geo - Portland, Oregon
Amateria1121

Portland, Oregon

Date + Time: February 19 at 7:30 pm

Venue: Portland's Newmark Theatre

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Nat Geo - Seattle, Washington

Nat Geo - Seattle, Washington
Rattlhed

Seattle, Washington

Date + Time: February 25 at 2 pm, February 26 at 7:30 pm, February 27 at 7:30 pm

Venue: Benaroya Hall

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Nat Geo - Mesa, Arizona

Nat Geo - Mesa, Arizona
Ixnayonthetimmay

Mesa, Arizona

Date + Time: March 1 at 7:30 pm

Venue: Mesa Arts Center

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Nat Geo - Los Angeles, CA

Nat Geo - Los Angeles, CA
Blake Everett

Los Angeles, California

Date + Time: March 15 at 7:30 pm, March 16 at 7:30 pm

Venue: The Broad Stage

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Nat Geo - Santa Barbara

Nat Geo - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

Date + Time: April 4 at 7:30 pm

Venue: University of California Santa Barbara

Tickets coming soon! 

Nat Geo - Thousand Oaks, CA

Nat Geo - Thousand Oaks, CA
CameronK23

Thousand Oaks, California

Date + Time: May 4 at 8:00 pm

Venue: Civic Arts Plaza

Tickets

Nat Geo - Kansas City, MO

Nat Geo - Kansas City, MO
Stuart Seeger

Kansas City, Missouri

Date + time: June 5 at 7:30 pm

Venue: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets coming soon 

Nat Geo - About the Speakers (header)

About the Speakers

Nat Geo - Kevin Fedarko

Nat Geo - Kevin Fedarko
Kurt Markus

Kevin Fedarko

Kevin Fedarko left his post as a top editor at Outside magazine for the dusty abyss of freelance writing and 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.

Nat Geo - Pete McBride

Nat Geo - Pete McBride
Ashley Mosher

Pete McBride

Pete McBride is 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.

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Grand Canyon Blog

06/5/17

Need ideas on what to write to Secretary Zinke? We've got you covered.

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05/16/17

Accumulating evidence and events are debunking the belief that it's safe to mine uranium in and around the Grand Canyon.

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04/19/17

Without the necessary votes, the Escalde bill is on life support for now.

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