Matt Prior

Director 2017-2020

Driven by curiosity and moonshot ideas, Matt Prior has lived and worked across the globe. After being awarded an RAF Pilot Scholarship and completing his degree, he served for six years in the UK Military which included flying Fast Jets, the Tri-Service Survival Evasion Resistance and Extraction HQ and as an Overseas Expedition Leader, where he led several multidisciplinary expeditions across the world. He has over 4000hrs of experience on multiple types of aircraft, has travelled to over one hundred countries across six continents and ascended various famous peaks. He is currently an Adventure Consultant for Red Bull, a Commercial Pilot and the Co-Founder of AdventureX and 101 Meridian.

Over the years he has partnered with some of the top companies in the world on various projects and has conceived and led remote and complex international multidisciplinary expeditions, the most recent being The Explorers Club RCA Centennial Flag Expedition to the Gobi Desert.  Partnering with Mongolia’s Institute of Paleontology and Geology and Infiniti Motors, the expedition deployed the latest technology, (the same used by NASA to explore Mars) to help set up the next millennium for untold scientific discoveries, specifically uncovering new species of dinosaur fossils. They discovered and excavated 250 new dinosaur fossil locations, potentially three new species and identified five entirely new locations for prospecting in the future. The Expedition was awarded the prestigious Explorers Club Citation of Merit for Exploration and Scientific Accomplishments and also in recognition of the “collaboration over conquest” methodology.

Matt has been featured by The Times, CNN, Red Bull, WIRED, Men’s Journal, Outside Magazine, Business Insider and has been approached by National Geographic, the Discovery Channel and the BBC for his overland expertise and willingness to push boundaries. He has embarked on numerous unsupported expeditions and holds the World Record for the Highest Altitude Reached by a Taxi -17,143ft.