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Into the Canyon: Between River and Rim - Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko
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Into the Canyon: Between River and Rim

Thu April 25, 2024
@ 7:00 pm
Two friends, zero preparation, one dream: a 750-mile odyssey, on foot, through the heart of America’s most magnificent national park and the grandest wilderness on earth.
Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko Outdoor Portrait
Kevin Fedarko – Adventure Writer
Pete McBride – Photographer
Kevin Fedarko and Pete McBride with Grand Canyon in Background Credit Pete McBride

About the Event

Two friends, zero preparation, one dream: a 750-mile odyssey, on foot, through the heart of America’s most magnificent national park and the grandest wilderness on earth. A few years after quitting his job to pursue the ill-advised delusion of becoming a whitewater guide on the Colorado River, journalist Kevin Fedarko was approached by his best friend, the acclaimed National Geographic photographer Pete McBride, with a vision as bold as it was harebrained. Together, they would embark on an end-to-end traverse, on foot, across the heart of the Grand Canyon, a marathon that McBride promised would be “a walk in the park.”  Against his better judgment, Fedarko agreed, unaware that the tiny cluster of experts who had completed the trek (for which there is no trail) billed it as “the toughest hike in the world.”

In this presentation, Join Kevin and Pete for a rollicking and poignant account of an epic misadventure, a singular portrait of a sublime place, and a deeply moving plea for the preservation of America’s greatest natural treasure.

About the Speaker

Pete McBride is an award-winning photographer, writer, and filmmaker, Pete McBride has traveled to over 70 countries for a number of publications and companies, including National Geographic, Outside magazine, Patagonia, and The Nature Conservancy.

Kevin Fedarko is an adventure writer and the author of the critically acclaimed The Emerald Mile – the true story of the “fastest ride in history down the Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon.” His work has been featured in National Geographic, Esquire, and TIME, among other publications.

Venue and Location

Venue

Hult Center

Location

Hult Center for the Performing Arts
1 Eugene Center
Eugene, OR
Thu April 25, 2024
7:00 pm

Into the Canyon: Between River and Rim

Series

Changemaker Speaker Series

Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Past Event

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