Matt Prior

Director 

Matt served for six years in the Royal Air Force flying Tucanos and Hawks before being subject to the UK Defence cuts. As well as flying in the military, he served at the Tri Service Survival Evasion Resistance and Extraction HQ and as a British Military Overseas Expedition Leader led several multi-discipline expeditions across the world. Since his teenage years he has travelled to over one hundred and twenty countries and ascended various famous peaks across five continents. He has embarked on numerous unsupported expeditions, all of which were on a shoestring and have received global coverage in different guises. Matt has been flying for over fifteen years with 3500hrs+ experience in paramotor, piston, turbo prop, fast jet and wide body aircraft all over the world. He also holds the World Record for the Highest Altitude Reached by a Taxi – 17,143ft. 

He is an Adventure Consultant for Red Bull, a pioneer for the Adventurists and a qualified Wilderness First Responder. He is also the Founder and Director of the World’s First Adventure Academy, AdventureX and MP Performance who work with ex UK Special Forces in outdoor environments to bring out the best in people. Along with Chapter Chairman Michael Barth, he recently conceived and led The Explorers Club Roy Chapman Andrews Centennial Flag Expedition to the Gobi Desert.  www.mattprior.co.uk