Kevin Fedarko

Kevin Fedarko

Kevin Fedarko's book The Emerald Mile was published by Scribner.

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Rocketing Into the Grand Canyon's Great Unknown

Three whitewater guides, one wooden dory, and the Colorado River, swollen by record snowmelt and raging with a fury that boatmen hadn't seen since the days of John Wesley Powell. From Kevin Fedarko's epic new book, The Emerald Mile, the incredible story of the fastest, wildest trip ever attempted through the Grand Canyon.

Kevin Fedarko
Apr 8, 2013

Greg Mortenson's school-building program in Central Asia dates back to 1993, when the banged-up K2 survivor made a pledge to the Himalayan villagers who took him in. Fifteen years and Three Cups of Tea later, it's both a powerful example of a great idea and a chaotic, ongoing adventure. KEVIN FEDARKO hits the rough road with Mortenson in Afghanis

Kevin Fedarko
Dec 5, 2008

They Call Me Groover Boy

But it isn’t because of my dance moves: my life at the helm of a Colorado River latrine raft

Kevin Fedarko
Jul 7, 2008

Base Camp: The World's Most Exclusive Party Town

You were told that Everest base camp is an insult to the true spirit of mountaineering. (Harrumph.) But why weren't you told about the excellent bars, the butter people, and that friendly Playboy bunny from Poland? The author spends a month at the world's most exclusive party town.

Kevin Fedarko
Jun 29, 2007

Colorado River guide Michael Ghiglieri publishes irresistible books about the weird, wicked things that kill people in national parks. With a bestselling Grand Canyon necrology behind him and a new one on Yosemite coming out this spring, he talks to KEVIN FEDARKO about accidents, suicides, and murders—and why forensic gawking can actually

Kevin Fedarko
Jun 5, 2007

We Just Lost the Colorado River's Biggest Advocate

Climb aboard for the ultimate ride with the ultimate boat buddy: Martin Litton, the Colorado River legend and conservation warrior who, as much as any other single person, shaped the Grand Canyon float trip into an American classic

Kevin Fedarko
Jun 1, 2005

They say the Himalayan hideaway of Malana is Lotusland, home to the world's highest high. But here's what they don't tell you: Getting there can mean surviving a late-winter forced march over an avalanche-choked mountain pass, and dealing with locals who treat you like a loathsome alien. Wow. Sometimes Shangri-La can really suck.

Kevin Fedarko
Jan 1, 2005

Help Wanted: Exum Mountain Guides, the country's premier climbing service, is looking for supremely talented alpinists with world-class résumés for seasonal work in the Tetons. Must be willing to follow in the footsteps of legends. If qualified, don't bother calling. We'll find you.

Kevin Fedarko
Apr 1, 2004

“Schoening leaned into his ax and braced himself for the impact. The rope thinned, then drew taut as a steel wire. For the next five minutes, he kept six men from falling of the face of the mountain.”

Kevin Fedarko
Nov 1, 2003

Meltdown

The Siachen Glacier, the world’s largest alpine icefield, is leaking the refuse of war into a water system used by more than 300 million people. Can India clean it up, or is it already too late?

Kevin Fedarko
Feb 1, 2003

An adventurer's guide to animal migrations—the greatest shows on earth

Kevin Fedarko
Jun 1, 2001

Close encounters of the bear-human kind are skyrocketing, though actual attacks remain few and far between. Hopefully, new outreach education efforts will keep things that way.

Caroline Fraser, Mitchell Scott, Michael Roberts, Christian DeBenedetti, Carol Greenhouse, Kevin Fedarko, and Rob Buchanan
Mar 1, 2001

The brutal Southern Ocean has seen more races this year than ever before. Here's why.

Tim Zimmermann, Brad Wieners, Michelle Pentz, Kevin Fedarko, and Ki Bassett
Jan 6, 2001

The Slippery North Slope

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. camps in the Arctic and asks why big oil can't keep its hands off America's largest patch of wilderness

Kevin Fedarko
Nov 1, 2000