Branndon has led large and difficult expeditions to Alaska, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Iran, Turkey, Ecuador, Peru, and more than 40 other states and countries. He competes in the world's most difficult endurance events to keep in shape for his expeditions, including the world’s toughest canoe race, the world’s toughest one-day mountain bike race in Bhutan, and racing in triathlons and ultramarathons.
Branndon, with his brother Greg were the world’s first to climb Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America then bike 4,000 miles self-supported to Baja Mexico and scuba dive with great white sharks in their Summit to Sea Expedition. He also led the One Blood Expedition to climb the three highest peaks in Africa accessing each by biking and canoeing across Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest lake. Branndon most recently achieved a world record time by climbing the 7 summits of Central America in 12 days.
Branndon has a Broadcast Journalism degree from Texas State University and was nominated for an Emmy on his work with The Daytripper. He is the founder and owner of the outdoor company, Live Adventure, hosted the award winning Tourism Salvation documentary, and is Executive Producer and host of The Highpointers.
Greg is the younger brother and more often than not he's leading climbs and challenging his older brother in the world's toughest competitions. Greg has experience guiding expeditions to remote areas of Alaska, the Cascades, Africa, Asia and South America. He has biked across America from Los Angeles to Washington DC to raise money for clean water wells in Africa, led a team of runners on a 200-mile Run Across Minnesota, and to stay sharp, competes all over the US in 100-mile ultra marathons including the Leadville 100, Western States 100, and many others. Greg has a strong ability to plan and create the logistics necessary to navigate unexplored regions of the globe. Together the Bargo brothers help promote adventure tourism within Earth's most off-the-beaten path destinations. Throughout their adventures they’ve had to rely upon one another for survival during dangerous ascents, extreme weather, and venturing throughout remote countries.
Greg is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Business Management, and has worked as talent and crew on several television programs including PBS’s The Daytripper, and co-host of the award-winning Tourism Salvation documentary. Greg is a producer and co-host of The Highpointers.