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“Into the Canyon”: Film screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker 

  • 06:00 PM
  • 970-476-0954

“Into the Canyon”: Film screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker 

Unlimited Adventure

With Pete McBride

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program begins at 6 p.m.

Battle Mountain High School | Edwards

In 2016, filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko (author of “The Emerald Mile) set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. After all, more people have stood on the moon than have completed a continuous through-hike of the Canyon. 
McBride and Fedarko took a sectional approach, achieving a feat that many adventurers have taken decades to complete. Others have lost their lives trying. 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 98-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.
Join the Vail Symposium for a special screening of “Into the Canyon.” Director Pete McBride will be on hand for a Q&A session after the film.  
Native Coloradan Pete McBride has spent two decades studying the world with a camera. A self-taught photographer, filmmaker, writer and public speaker, he has traveled on assignment to more than 75 countries for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Google, The Nature Conservancy, USAID and many more.
After a decade documenting remote expeditions from Everest to Antarctica, McBride decided to focus his cameras closer to home on subject closer to his heart—his backyard river, the Colorado. Four years and 1500 river-miles later, McBride produced an acclaimed book, three award-winning documentaries and co-hosted a PBS TV program. Other watersheds soon called, including a source-to-sea look at India’s sacred Ganges River. Upon completing the journey, The National Geographic Society named McBride a “Freshwater Hero.”
His latest project replaced rafting with walking—a lot of it. Over the course of a year, McBride hiked the entire length of Grand Canyon National Park—over 750 miles without a trail. After completing the journey, National Geographic named him and his hiking companion, writer Kevin Fedarko, “Adventurers of the Year.” McBride has since released a Rizzoli book on the project and a feature-length documentary titled Into the Grand Canyon, for National Geographic Channel.
This program is underwritten by Carole & Pete Feistmann and Priscilla O’Neill and is presented in partnership with the Vail Public Library, Eagle River Watershed Council and Walking Mountains Science Center