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The Beauty of the World’s Last Quiet Places
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Recent Talks

Davos World Economic Forum 2019

Pete traveled to Davos, Switzerland to give his talk, “Into the Grand Canyon.” Check out the full webcast below.

2017

National Geographic named Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko as 2017 Adventurers of the Year.

Jackson Hole Mountain Story

January 24th-25th

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

February 7th
Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko gave a presentation at Winter Words in Aspen, CO.

2016

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.

2014

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.

Latest tracks by Mountain & Prairie Podcast

January 21, 2021

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Recent Projects

New Feature Film: INTO THE CANYON

Winner of:

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

Writing

Smithsonian Magazine: “The Last Quiet Places”

Planet or Plastic?

January 21, 2021