Welcome to my website! I hope you'll enjoy learning about me and my expeditions. In July 2010, I broke the speed record for completing the 50 High Points in the 50 States. We finished in 43 days, 3 hours and 51 minutes from the summit of Denali in Alaska to the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
Matt went on to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in September. This is the highest level of advancement in the Boy Scout and requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership.
Congratulations to both Matt and Michael Moniz for keeping the spirit of the climb alive!
Mike and Sherpa Chewang Lindu at the summit of Lhotse
LHOTSE SUMMIT!!! On 5/26, within 24 hours of summiting Mt. Everest, Mike and his Sherpa Chewang Lindu summited Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world at 27,940 ft. Congratulations!
EVEREST SUMMIT!!! On 5/25, Mike Moniz summited Mt. Everest, the top of the world, at 29,028 ft. Congratulations, Mike!
The great Alan Arnette profiled Mike in his Everest climbing series. Check it out here and here to see what goes into preparing for an Everest expedition of this magnitude - both mentally and physically.
Pushing Above the Highpoint: A documentary short by Ben Thomas about Matt Moniz's attempt to climb to the highpoint of every state in less than 50 Days to raise awareness for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Seven Summits Award Winner- Mountain Film Awards, Winner of Second Place Short Documentary- All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival, Official Selection: Vail Film Festival, Frozen River Film Festival, Arnold Sports Film Festival
Standing in a Sea of Clouds: Matt was asked to participate at the Business Innovations Factory's BIF-7 summit in September 2011 where he told his story for an audience of 400 innovators, troublemakers, entrepreneurs, inventors, and transformation artists. Watch the video here.
Outside TV's The Buzz: Matt was featured in Outside TV's Summer 2011 episode of "The Buzz." David LaHuta profiles Matt, his 50/50 world record breaking climb and his inspiring friendship with Iain Hess. Watch it here.