2003 Ran the Raleigh International Mountain Marathon with 17-year-old team mates
2004 Won the Raleigh International Mountain Marathon with 18-year-old team mates
2004 CAS1 Snowboard instructor qualification in Bariloche, Argentina and Banff, Canada
2004-2007 BA (Hons) English Literature, York UK
2006 Climbed Mont Blanc, highest mountain in Europe
2007 Climbed Jebel Toubkal, highest mountain in N.Africa
2007 SPA outdoor climbing qualification
2008 Bouldering trip to Hampi and Indian Himalayas
2008-2009 PGCE Teaching Training English and Outdoor Activities
2009 Onsight climbed The Butcher (E3), Bloody Sunday (E4) and Star Wars in 24hours in UK
2011 Cycled 5000miles from Patagonia to Paraguay
2012 Cycled from Bath UK to Slovenia
2014 1st place in 32mile Imber Ultra Marathon in 3:59:00
2014 8th place at British Ultra Running Championships
2014 1:14:04 Half Marathon PB, Bath UK
2014 Solo MTB on Great Divide from Banff to Yellowstone / Outdoor Fitness
2014 Mountain Leader award and wilderness first aid
2015 2nd place at Ultra Fiord 114km ultramarathon, Patagonia / Outdoor Fitness
2015 Tandem cycled the Atacama Desert / Outdoor Fitness
2015 Air pollution research, 31,000m vertical run / Like the Wind
2016 Araucanía bikepacking expedition, Chile
2016 Easter Island volcano sledging / BBC + Tau’a Triathlon / Guardian 
2016 How to hike the Grand Canyon / Guardian
2017 Air Pollution and cycling research with KCL / self published
2017 Running with wolves and rewilding research in Sweden / BBC
2017 Panama / Desert Island, Geographical +Darién Gap / Geographical
2017 Led 6108m Marmolejo polluted snow sampling exped / upcoming Geographical mag
2017- 2020 Carbon Management MSc student (online), Edinburgh University 

Originally from the UK, I have freelanced as a writer and photographer in South America since 2011. Increasingly I write about environmental issues such as air pollution and ocean protection. I also write about self-powered adventures and travel by bicycle and on foot. As a fluent Spanish speaker I provide reliable, deep-researched and engaging English language content from Latin America and beyond.

I freelance for a raft of international publications, including Geographical magazinethe GuardianBBC TravelOutside magazineTriathlete Magazine and Red Bull.

I also have in-house editing skills, working at Men’s Running where I continue to write the monthly trail section.

If you are interested in words or photography from the continent or beyond – drop me a line – it would be great to have a chat about what I could do for you.  If you’re coming through South America on an adventure and want a hand with logistics or want contacts with other local photographers, feel free to get in touch too.


Email MatthewNMaynard@gmail.com

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