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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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Take a bite out of Kevin and Pete’s route with these 3-4 day trips. Once you get a taste of the Grand Canyon’s  backcountry, you’ll surely be back for more.

Map of a backcountry hike in the Grand Canyon.


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. 





Sept 24

Chicago, IL

Auditorium Theater

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Sept 27

Salt Lake City, UT

Kingsbury Hall

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Sept 30

Boulder, CO

Boulder Theater

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Nov 13

Philadelphia, PA

Merriam Theater

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Nov 21

Las Vegas, NV

The Smith Center

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Dec 12

La Jolla, CA

The Conrad Prebys

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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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