CNN: "As Grand Canyon National Park turns 100, two friends hike the entire length to save it"
American Airlines | American Way: "Going Deep: 750 miles of the Grand Canyon"
Sierra Club: "Into the Grand Canyon—and Beyond"
Forbes: "Enjoy These Breathtakingly Beautiful Photos: Grand Canyon National Park's 100th Anniversary"
Mountain & Prairie:
The Dirtbag Diaries: "Mileposts — Greater than the Sum of its Parts"
with Kevin Fedarko
New Feature Film: INTO THE CANYON
Banff Mountain Film Festival — Best Feature
Lookout Film Festival — Best Documentary & Audience Favorite
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival — Director's Award
Nature Tracks Film Festival— Best Adventure Feature & Audience Choice Awards
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival— Best Director
5 Point Film Festival— Honorable Mention
In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. But their quest was more than just an endurance test – it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes.
Throughout their passage, McBride and Fedarko encountered an astonishingly diverse and powerful landscape, rich in history, that is now facing perhaps the gravest crisis in the 100-year history of the Grand Canyon National Park. INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America’s greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.
Book: The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim, from Rizzoli
Winner: Public Lands Book of 2019
The New Yorker: "The Grand Canyon Needs to Be Saved By Every Generation"
National Geographic: "Protecting the silence in America's most iconic landscape"
WritingSmithsonian Magazine: "The Last Quiet Places"
National Geographic: "‘You are the only passenger’: How I returned to an empty world"
Planet or Plastic?
Partnership with National Geographic & Brita
Davos World Economic Forum 2019
Pete traveled to Davos, Switzerland to give his talk, "Into the Grand Canyon." Check out the full webcast below.
National Geographic named Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko as 2017 Adventurers of the Year.
Jackson Hole Mountain Story
Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko gave a keynote at Mountain Story in Jackson, WY called "The Grandest Journey" about their trek through the length of the Grand Canyon. Pete also conducted a photography workshop, "Chasing Light."
Aspen Winter Words
Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko gave a presentation at Winter Words in Aspen, CO.
Film Festival Wins
Pete McBride and Jake Norton's Film, Holy (un)Holy River, won Best Adventure and Exploration Film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival 2016 and Best Mountain Culture at the Torello Mountain Film Festival 2016.
Check out the film's trailer:
National Geographic Publications
See the progression of Pete and Kevin Fedarko's entire journey through the Grand Canyon by checking out this interactive map on National Geographic. National Geographic also published Pete and Kevin Fedarko's story, Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?, and their three part video series documenting their 650-mile Grand Canyon journey was published on National Geographic.
The Fresh Water Trust Podcast
Pete was a podcast guest for the The Fresh Water Trust, talking about his recent 600-mile plus walk through the Grand Canyon and what inspires him to chase rivers.
Co-Hosting for PBS
Pete appeared as a co-host on the PBS show Water/Earth: A New Wild.
Banff Mountain Film Festival Win
Delta Dawn won Best Short Mountain Film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival 2014: 2014 Banff Mountain Film Competition Winners.