About

Created from a passion for adventure and desire to have a positive impact on people’s lives, Matt Prior founded the MP Group. The aim is to be the best in the world at what we do. 

“Commit to something. Put your balls on the line. Then figure it out.”

BIO

Matt has lived and worked across three separate continents. After completing his degree he served for six years in the British military which included flying Fast Jets, the Tri-Service Survival Evasion Resistance and Extraction HQ and as an Overseas Expedition Leader he led several multidisciplinary 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 is the Director of the Explorers Club (Hong Kong Chapter), an Adventure Consultant for Red Bull and over the years has worked with some of the biggest companies in the world. Matt has been flying for over fifteen years with 4000hrs+ 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.

Matt has been featured by CNN, Business Insider, Outside Magazine, Red Bull, Men’s Journal and has been approached by National Geographic, the Discovery Channel and the BBC for his overland expertise and willingness to push boundaries.

He recently conceived and led 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 in recognition of the “collaboration over conquest” methodology.

A short film of the Expedition can be found HERE and a behind the scenes interview with Matt HERE. 

He has embarked on numerous unsupported expeditions, all of which were on a shoestring and have received global coverage in different guises:

  • Ice Run – Lake Baikal, Siberia – A World First
    A pioneering expedition to see if it was possible to circumnavigate Lake Baikal, in winter, on the ice, on a wholly unsuitable WWII Russian motorbike for charity. Matt and his team mate endured temperatures down to -30 degrees and winds up to 80mph, remaining self sufficient out on the lake for the duration. This expedition was sponsored by GoPro.
  • It’s On The Meter – World Record Breaking Circumnavigation of the globe in a London Taxi
    Advisor and participant in the Expedition which received global media coverage, covered 43,000 miles and raised over £20,000 for the British Red Cross. The journey covered 4 continents, 50 countries and an ascent to Everest Base Camp – in the taxi!
  • Peru – Solo Motorbike Expedition During the Rainy Season.
    Entered from Bolivia with a friend. On Day two, his friend broke his leg in an accident whilst riding at night. On recovering him to hospital Matt continued on his own spanning deserts, the Andes and the Amazon.
  • Patagonia and the ‘End of the World’ by Motorbike.
    Rode over 6,500 miles through Chile and Argentina down to the ‘End of the World’ and back up again through the mountains of Patagonia.
  • Bhutan – Far West to Far East by Motorbike During Monsoon Season.
    Travelled by motorbike and on foot from the Far West to the Far East of Bhutan during monsoon season.
  • Southern tip of India to the Himalayas in a Rickshaw
    Flew with two friends to the bottom of India with the idea of finding, purchasing and driving a local Rickshaw 2,900 miles through India to the Himalayas with only a weeks notice.
  • London to Mongolia and Back in a 1.0L Car Purchased for £150
    Matt left the UK in a 1.0L car purchased for £150 with a friend and spent 3 months driving 16,000 miles crossing some of the world’s most untouched and so called dangerous countries. They returned in a Fiat 126 and raised thousands for charity.

There’s more in the pipeline and he’s always open to suggestions, opportunities and pushing boundaries. Aspirations include space exploration!