Ryan Pyle

Producer | Presenter | Speaker | Author

Born in Toronto, Canada, Ryan Pyle spent his early years close to home. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, Ryan realized a life long dream and traveled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently and in 2004 Ryan became a regular contributor to the New York Times. In 2009 Ryan was listed by PDN Magazine as one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world. In 2010 Ryan began working full time on television and documentary film production and has produced and presented several large multi-episode television series for major broadcasters in the USA, Canada, UK, Asia, CHINA and continental Europe.

RECENT AWARDS
2014 – Explorer of the Year – Geographical Society of Philadelphia
2013 – Governor General of Canada – Gold Medallion
2012 - Guinness World Record – Adventure Motorcycle Riding
2010 – PDN Photo Annual – Winner
2009 – PDN 30 – Emerging Photographer

TELEVISION SERIES
2017 – Extreme Treks: Season #2 – Discovery Channel
2016 – Tough Rides: Brazil – Travel Channel
2014 – Extreme Treks: Season #1 – Discovery Channel
2014 – China’s Great Gateway: Shaanxi – Discovery Channel
2014 – Tough Rides: India – Travel Channel
2013 – Touch Rides: China – Travel Channel

PUBLICATIONS
2017 – Sacred Mountains – Photography Book
2016 – Tough Rides: Brazil – Written Book
2015 – Sacred Mountains of China – Written Book
2014 – Chinese Turkestan – Photography Book
2014 – The India Ride – Written Book
2013 – The Middle Kingdom Ride – Written Book

AFFILIATIONS
The Asian Institute
The Explorers Club
Guinness World Record Holder