Matt Maynard is a writer, photographer, filmmaker, producer and is the co-founder of Earth Rise Productions. He holds an MSc in Carbon  Management from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a BA Honours Degree in English Literature from York University. He is also a qualified British Mountain Leader.

Since 2014 he has combined these skills to tell underreported stories from his base in Santiago de Chile. He has worked on mountain access, climate and social justice stories for the Guardian, BBC, Outside Magazine, Geographical Magazine, Red Bull and many more.

2022 Lithium. Details to come
2021 Global South Solutions / 4000 words for Geographical COP26 special edition
2021 Research expedition in the Chilean north / Fodor´s Travel 
2021 MSc reforestry research in indigenous Pehuenche community / Edinburgh University 
2020 Revealed Swiss Norm error and glacier impact of $3bn Los Bronces project / DeSmog
2020 First attempt on the Andes Azul Round
2020 The biggest conservation story in Chilean history #QueremosParque
2020 5 weeks filming on Navarino Island / films to come for Chilean government
2019 Co-founded Earth Rise Productions; a production company for the planet
2019 Star Dust Expedition / Red Bull, Rab and  Geographical
2018 1st place Gran Traversie de Todos Los Valles 45K ultramarathon, Chile
2018 Juliana vs US climate change trial / Cover story Geographical
2018 Greater Patagonian Trail Project/ Geographical + Outside
2017 Led 6108m Marmolejo snow sampling exped. /Geographical
2017 Darién Gap post fall of FARC / Geographical
2017 Running with wolves and rewilding research in Sweden /BBC
2017 Air Pollution and cycling research with KCL / self published
2017- 2020 Carbon Management MSc student (online), Ed. University 
2016 How to hike the Grand Canyon / Guardian
2016 Araucanía 450km bikepacking expedition, Chile
2016 Easter Island volcano sledging /BBC +Tau’a Triathlon /Guardian 
2015 Tandem cycled the Atacama Desert /Outdoor Fitness
2015 Air pollution research, 31,000m vertical run /Like the Wind
2015 Ultra Fiord 114km ultramarathon, Patagonia /Outdoor Fitness
2014 Mountain Leader award and wilderness first aid
2014 Solo MTB on Great Divide, Banff to Yellowstone /Outdoor Fitness
2014 8th place at British Ultra Running Championships
2014 1:14:04 Half Marathon PB, Bath UK
2013 Cycled from Bath UK to Slovenia
2011 – 2012 Cycled 5000miles from Patagonia to Paraguay
2009 Onsight climbed The Butcher (E3), Bloody Sunday (E4) + Star Wars (E4) in 24hrs
2008-2009 PGCE Teaching Training English and Outdoor Activities
2008 Bouldering trip to Hampi and Indian Himalayas
2007 SPA climbing instructor
2007 Climbed Jebel Toubkal, highest mountain in N.Africa
2006 Climbed Mont Blanc, highest mountain in Europe
2004-2007BA (Hons) English Literature, York UK
2004 CASI1 Snowboard instructor qualification 
2004 Won the Raleigh International Mountain Marathon with 18-y/o team mates
2003 Ran the Raleigh International Mountain Marathon with 17-y/o team mates


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