Matt Gaskell is a World Record holding Atlantic rower and Explorer.
A Dive Leader, Fitness Coach and Mountain Leader, Matt holds the World Record for the fastest team to row across the Atlantic, winning the 2019 Talisker Atlantic Challenge.
Having grown up loving all aspects of the outdoors and natural world he completed a degree in Ecology whilst skiing to the North and South poles and climbing the highest mountains on 4 continents
Matt went on to train as a Doctor in the NHS and become a qualified Expedition Medic. A skill that he has put to use in Expeditions on all seven continents.
As a motivational speaker, Matt engages audiences by sharing the tools needed to build teams that can overcome nature’s most dangerous and difficult environments, and the techniques required to face the adversity that comes with those challenges.
Matt also offers training and advice to clients planning their own adventures.
If you’re planning to head out on your first expedition or you’ve been off-grid before, whether for an adventure or for charity or simply to test yourself, you need to be prepared – and that means choosing the right kit to take with you. I’ve been on many expeditions over the last 15 years or … Read more
In case you missed it, back at the end of 2019 through Christmas and New Year 2020, I was part of a 5-man team that set a Guinness World Record for rowing the Atlantic – in fact it is three years since we set off from La Gomera on 12th December. Now I’ve signed up … Read more
As an expedition leader it’s good to be able to reassure people that you do actually know what you’re doing. That’s one reason I recently spent three days in Snowdonia and three days in the Peak District on a Mountain Leader Navigation Course. ‘You are here’ The course is about 80% complex navigation in difficult … Read more