news Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko spoke at an event in Jackson Hole on Tuesday January 24th and Wednesday January 25th. Please click on the event link for more information. Mountain Story Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko gave a presentation at Winter Words in Aspen on February 7th, 2017. Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko have been nominated as National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year. Pete McBride and Jake Norton's Film, Holy (un)Holy River recently won Best Adventure and Exploration Film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival-2016 and Best Mountain Culture at the Torello Mountain Film Festival-2016 Follow Pete and Kevin Fedarko's entire journey through the Grand Canyon by checking out this interactive map on National Geographic. Pete and Kevin Fedarko's story, Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?, and their three part video series that documents their 650 mile Grand Canyon journey was published on National Geographic. Pete did a podcast for the The Fresh Water Trust where he talks about his recent 600 mile walk through the Grand Canyon and what inspires him to chase rivers. Pete recently appeared as a co-host on the PBS show Water/Earth: A New Wild Delta Dawn wins Best Short Mountain Film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival-20142014 Banff Mountain Film Competition Winners Highlighted Events: Pete is giving a series of lectures for National Geographic Live called "Chasing Rivers". The 2016/17 schedule can be found here: National Geographic Live Pete spoke at the south rim of the Grand Canyon on Public Lands Day - September 27, 2014 On August 12th 2014, Pete gave a lecture at Hotel Jerome for the 11th annual AREDAY (American Renewable Energy Day). "The Scarce and the Sacred: A Tale of Two Rivers Source to Sea: Down the Colorado and the Ganges" Pete's latest project on the Ganges River can be found in a 5 part blog on National Geographic Proof. Check out each blog here: Chasing the Sacred: Down the Ganges from Snow to Sea High in the Himalaya: 36 Avalanches and a Silent Refuge Industry on the Banks: Deep Inside Kanpur’s Tanneries The Pyres of Varanasi: Breaking the Cycle of Death and Rebirth Kissing the Bay of Bengal: Celebration, Reverence, and Mystery Pete was honored to speak about water and rivers around the world to a sellout audience at the Aspen Ideas Festival on July 2, 2014. On April 23rd 2014, Pete was proud to do a keynote talk to a standing room only audience at Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West. For more info on the event click here. On July 31st of 2013 in Salt Lake City, Pete spoke at a dinner for the The Conservation Alliance and Outdoor Retailer conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, he spoke at The Conservation Alliance breakfast on August 1st. On July 17th of 2013, Pete took part in the Bienial of the Americas with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in Denver. Pete was on a panel called, "Reinventing Communities and How We Live." More information can be found here Pete was on NPR's Talk of The Nation discussing the issues facing the Colorado River. The Water Tower was played at the 2013 Mountain Film festival over Memorial Day Weekend in Telluride, Colorado. Pete was in New Hampshire giving two talks. On May 9th, in Concord, New Hampshire at the Audubon Society. The talk will begin at 7pm at the McLane Center. Then on May 10 in Andover, New Hampshire Pete will be speaking at Proctor Academy. It will be a joint talk with Eddie Bauer Athelete and Challenge 21 Founder Jake Norton. On May 17 Pete moderated a panel at the Orange County Water Summit called "WATER PAST: Colorado River water rights established long ago are pulling the mighty river in many directions. Can and should the river sustain so many users into the future?" For more info go to their website. On November 10, Pete spoke and gave a short workshop at the Connecticut Chapter of the the Appalachian Mountan Club annual meeting. More information can be found here. RSVP by November 4th. The Nature Conservancy hosted an event at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque where Pete spoke and gave a slideshow. "The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict" exhibition has now moved to the Salt Lake City Public Library. The exhibitoin will be up until November 30th. In the October issue of National Geographic Traveler Pete both wrote and photographed Here Comes the Sun. He went to India to fix an ailing back but found much more along the journey. Chasing Water added yet another award to it's already long list. At the Chamonix Adventure Festival Chasing Water won the Best Story Telling Prize. Pete was recently interviewed on NPR's Talk of the Nation. Neal Conan interviewed Pete in Aspen during the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival about the Colorado River and water in the West. May 25-27, 2012 - At the Telluride MountainFilm festival, Pete will be a juror and will give a couple talks over the weekend, including one on water and population. For details go to Telluride MountainFilm Pete did a speaking tour this summer (2012) with the National Parks Conservation Association. He spoke in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Wachington DC, Chicago, and Steamboat Springs. To find out more about the events go to the NPCA website Pete's film 'Chasing Water' continues to win awards- collectively it has won over 20 film festival accolades. Proud to announce it won the Best Short Mountain Film at Banff Mountain Film Festival. It screened on the Banff world tour, and across the US this past fall and winter including film festivals in India and Nepal. Check Pete McBride Photography on Facebook for current updates. October 2011 - March 2012: Shepherdstown, West Virginia - The traveling show: The Colorado River Basin; Flowing Through Conflict was on display at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center. This 29-piece fine art exhibit takes the viewer down the entire length of the Colorado River. To host the show, please contact either Pete McBride or Jonathan Waterman. 02/01/12: 'Chasing Water' and a portfolio of Pete's Colorado River Imagery is featured on The National Geographic Magazine's online "Field Test" 11/17/11: Pete's work was recently featured on the New York Times Green Blog 11/6/11: The Banff Mountain Film Festival awarded Pete's film 'Chasing Water', Best Short Mountain Film. 10/9/11 Pete's film 'Chasing Water' screened in New York City at Lincoln Center. Pete was part of a panel discussion with other filmmakers titled "Going to the Edge" 10/09/11: Pete's Colorado River Aerial Imagery just won First Place for the Natural World Category for portfolios for Fotoweek DC. His work for Casio Watches won Second Place in the Commercial Category, and his film 'Chasing Water' won Second for Multimedia. 'Chasing Water' also won Best Documentary at the Clearwater Film Fest; Best Cinematography at the CINE International Film Fest and was an official selection for the Banff Mtn. Film Festival. 9/1/11: Pete was proud and honored to have his work exhibited at Perpignon's Visa pour L'Image Photo Festival in southern France to some 5000 viewers. 7/20/11: Pete and Jonathan Waterman were honored as the 2011 Robert Billingsley River Conservators at the Roaring Fork Conservancy's 12th annual River Rendezvous for their work bringing awareness to the Colorado River. 7/12/11: Tune into NPR's All Things Considered with Michele Norris on Thursday, July 14th to hear Pete talk about his journey documenting the Colorado River and Western water. 7/11/11: "Chasing Water" is garnering accolades on the film festival circuit, having received nominations or awards at every festival screening so far this year. It was voted the Best Environmental Film at San Francisco'sFrozen Film Festival, nominated for Best Cinematography at Telluride MountainFilm, and won the Most Inspirational Story at Carbondale, Colorado's 5 point Film Festival. Look for "Chasing Water" soon on Rocky Mountain's local PBS station. Watch the trailer here on Vimeo, or on Pete's site. 6/25/11: American Photo magazine just released their July/ August 2011 issue, all about water. It's an honor for Pete to be featured in their article titled 'Liquid Courage' (along with renowned conservation photographers Brian Skerry, John Weller, James Balog and Daniel BeltrÃ¡), which details "Five photographers who are using pictures of water to change the world". 5/18/11: The second printing of the hardcover version of Colorado River; Flowing Through Conflict is now available! You can buy a signed, limited edition copy through this website, oremail with questions. 4/29/11: The Colorado River; Flowing Through Conflict was selected as a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards. 4/6/11: Listen to a High Country News interview with Pete about the Colorado River project. 3/3/11: Pete's images were included in an event at The Annenburg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, as part of a slideshow titled "Extreme" with 28 other photographers. 10/20/10: After nearly three years of documenting, The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict book has been released by Pete McBride and Jonathan Waterman, and is now available for purchase. 10/1/10: Six of Pete's Colorado River images took first place in the FotoWeek DC Competition Environmental Conservation series. He also won third place in the Commercial category with images created for Bonobos men's clothing. Read more on the Fotoweek blog.