Pair travel the entire Grand Canyon on foot

Will discuss their trek May 8 at Kavli

FOOT SOLDIERS—Writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Peter McBride recount their Grand Canyon adventure. The pair walked the length of the Grand Canyon. Courtesy photo

FOOT SOLDIERS—Writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Peter McBride recount their Grand Canyon adventure. The pair walked the length of the Grand Canyon. Courtesy photo

Writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Peter McBride will share stories and photos of their adventure of transecting the length of the Grand Canyon on foot at 8 p.m. Fri., May 4 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.

In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the threats it faces, Fedarko and McBride set off on an audacious adventure: to walk the length of the canyon.

Native Coloradan McBride has spent almost two decades studying the world with his camera. A self-taught, award-winning photographer, filmmaker and writer, he has traveled on assignment to over 60 countries for the publications of the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Men’s Journal and Esquire.

In 2011 and 2012, his film “Chasing Water” won over 20 film festival awards.

A new film, “Delta Dawn,” documenting a release of water that allowed the Colorado River to flow uninterrupted to the sea, won the Best Short Mountain Film Award at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Fedarko lives in New Mexico and works as a part-time river guide in Grand Canyon National Park. Besides his travel narratives in Outside, where he worked as a senior editor, Fedarko’s work has appeared in Esquire and National Geographic Adventure.

His writing appears in The Best American Travel Writing in 2004 and 2006.

Fedarko was a staff writer at Time magazine from 1991 to 1997, where his work helped garner an Overseas Press Club Award for a story on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

This National Geographic Live event is sponsored by The Great Courses and Grand Canyon Trust.

Tickets are $36 and $46. Group discounts are available.

To buy tickets, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com or stop by the TOCAP box office.

For more information, call (805) 449-ARTS (2787) or visit civicartsplaza.com.

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