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Bruce Barron (explorer)


Bruce Barron is a professional expedition guide, explorer and photographer. He has guided explorations and cultural, adventure travel, and climbing expeditions for 30 years to the remote corners of the planet.


Barron has led numerous expeditions to the remote jungles, forests and deserts around the globe as well as successful ascents to the summits of countless world peaks such as: Denali, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn etc.. He has explored virgin areas in the Andes, Himalayas and Amazon Basin, and West Papua.


He organized and led the Barron Pickard Heath River Expedition in 1996 which discovered the source of the Heath River. The Heath River delineates the border between Peru and Bolivia in the Amazon Basin. 


Barron established Barron Adventures, an adventure travel guiding and adventure leadership training company in 1985. Along with expedition guiding, the company developed and implemented leadership and team training programs for organizations in the United States and internationally, including a program for the Russian Federation Education Committee.


Bruce occasionally writes for trade journals. His adventure photography has been published in Esquire and Reader’s Digest, and can be found at

He continues to lead cultural expeditions, mountain climbs and treks, wildlife safaris and river trips throughout the world.


Bruce Barron's book about the Barron Pickard Heath River Expedition is planned to be released in 2022.

SEARCHING FOR THE SOURCE: Discovering the origin of Colonel Fawcett’s Heath River


Bruce's photodocumentary book about the Huaorani tribal people living in Ecuador's deep Amazon published in 2013.

HUAORANI An Amazon Tribe in the 21st Century in 2013.

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AMAZONIA: A Perilous Journey, a feature length documentary film of the Barron Pickard Heath River Expedition was released in 2012.

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Heath River, Amazon (

Colonel P. H. Fawcett (

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