This year, Grand Canyon National Park turns 100 and with it, we acknowledge how amazing it truly is.
However, even those who have hiked to the bottom, or done rim to rim, haven’t really experienced that much of the area. In 2016, Peter McBride, a photographer/filmmaker, and his friend Kevin Fedarko decided to hike the entire length of the Grand Canyon. All 750 miles of it.
A video documenting their journey.
From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. 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.
Directed by Pete McBride and produced by the award-winning team at Insignia Films, 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.
It’s only about three minutes long and will give you some amazing views of the canyon we don’t normally get to see.
Until next time adventurers, take care and be safe.