Adventure stories from summits, ultra races and rides through the Andes, Patagonia and beyond

I grew up in the flat, fruit-growing country of Kent but began to put that right when I left home and moved to become a rock climber (and a student) in York. Since then I have climbed and biked over multiple continents and am a competitive ultra runner. In 2011 I began a bicycle trip from the southern most tip of the Amercias, heading north through the Americas towards Alaska. Somewhere along that journey I got waylaid and today make my home with my Chilean family in the Andean foothills above Santiago. 

I  hold the British Mountain Leader award and have two decades of experience writing, photographing, planning and organising expeditions from the Alps to the Andes. I have competencies in organising multi-week, remote and difficult to access mountain environments with film teams and journalists throughout the Andes and Patagonia. 

Iceberg Hustlers / Geographical Magazine

The following is an extract from my feature story for…
May 25, 2022/by Matt-Maynard

Vertical Kilometre Open Championship Chile – SkyRunning Federation – April 24th

April 25, 2022/by Matt-Maynard

Fireflies Patagonia / Men’s Fitness

This March I shot a big Patagonian bike tale from the remotest…
September 5, 2021/by Matt-Maynard

Taking the ego out of adventure / Geographical

I wrote this feature story for @geographical_magazine recently,…
June 1, 2021/by Matt-Maynard

Queremos Parque / Runner’s World

Runner's World doubled-down with this double-page spread from…
April 12, 2021/by Matt-Maynard

Democratise the mountains / Thomson Reuters Foundation

A feature story and photo package for Thompson Reuters Foundation…
January 26, 2021/by Matt-Maynard

A Park for the People / Geographical

The feature story above is from the October 2020…
January 18, 2021/by Matt-Maynard

An interview with George Meegan / Geographical

August 17, 2020/by Matt-Maynard

Child soldier to world class ultra runner / Red Bull

There once was a Nepalese village girl called Mira Rae. From…
May 29, 2020/by Matt-Maynard

Fitness and Fatherhood – Men’s Fitness

A lovely big feature story about my wild, wonderful and ultra…
October 25, 2019/by Matt-Maynard

Andean plane mystery / Geographical

How do you engage people on a big scary issue like climate…
June 5, 2019/by Matt-Maynard

Greater Patagonian Trail / Outside online

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Boy, I've been cooking this one…
May 20, 2019/by Matt-Maynard

Into Wonderland / Horizon Travel

I have helped co-author the new Horizon Travel Guide, Adventures…
May 19, 2019/by Matt-Maynard

Search for Star Dust / Rab

In February 2019 I led a three man 15-day expedition into…
April 27, 2019/by Matt-Maynard

The bike raid that time forgot / Red Bull

This March I sneaked down into the Araucanía region of southern…
April 2, 2019/by Matt-Maynard

Searching for Star Dust / Red Bull

March 7, 2019/by Matt-Maynard

The 3000km Trespass / Geographical

It takes some careful pitching of ideas and an understanding…
January 21, 2019/by Matt-Maynard

Search for Star Dust Press Release

January 14, 2019/by Matt-Maynard

Matt Maynard CV

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December 20, 2018/by Matt-Maynard
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