Pete McBride: The Grand Canyon
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 4:30pm
Pete McBride National Geographic Photographer, Filmmaker & Writer
Auditorium Sold Out. Simulcast tickets available.
Pete McBride, a native Coloradan, 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 over 75 countries for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Esquire, Microsoft, The Nature Conservancy and many more. Over the last year, McBride hiked the entire length of the Grand Canyon National Park – over 700 miles without a trail. Moving on foot between the river and rim “was a remarkable blister builder,” but it had a purpose: to highlight the challenges our national parks are facing as increased development pressures are poised to change the canyon’s iconic landscape. After completing the journey, he and his hiking companion, author Kevin Fedarko, were listed by National Geographic as “Adventurers of the Year.” When not lost on assignment or grumbling about his blisters, you can find McBride exploring the Rocky Mountains, practicing mandolin on his back porch in Colorado…or dancing.