University of Oxford Saïd Business School. Speed Wing Pilot. Climbed Mount Everest in 2012. Author of Dare to Dream. Public Speaker. Ambassador @GlobalAngelsOrg
In the 3rd year of university, Matthew made a difficult decision after living in the French Alps for 3 months during the summer break of 2010. After having spent the summer able to regularly climb, run and mountain bike daily on the downhill world cup run in Morzine, Matthew decided that he was physically and mentally prepared to take on the challenge of training and fundraising, to ultimately climb Mount Everest.
Since that first climbing trip aged 7, Matthew has completed many climbs both in the UK (specialising in Scottish winter ascents), and in the French and Austrian Alps. More recently, Matthew has been on a number of expeditions to climb some of the world's highest mountains including to the remote Gorno-Badakhshan region of the Kyrgyzstan Pamirs and to the Nepalese Himalayas which included a successful ascent of Everest in 2012 as part of the youngest team to climb the mountain.
Matthew is currently focusing on a number of modern fast & light expeditions and objectives in Europe and the Himalayas.
Matthew supports Global Angels, a charity dedicated to children around the world who are in need of aid. Matthew specifically supports the Global Angles water foundation, which aims to give the opportunity of fresh, clean drinking water to every child on the planet. To find out more about their work with Matthew, please visit the Global Angels website.