My name is Matt Moniz. I am an alpinist, an adventurer, an advocate and an ambassador. My passion is the outdoors – skiing, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and protecting the land that makes these activities possible.
I hold the speed record for completing the 50 High Points in the 50 States, starting from the summit of Denali in Alaska to the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii in 43 days, 3 hours and 51 minutes.
Current news and media links can be found below and also in my Press Room.
The Triple 8 Expedition
In the spring of 2012, a strong push to the summit left Mike Moniz exhilerated and exhausted. Digging deep, only 24 hours later, he was on the summit of Lhotse, the fourth tallest peak in the world. Back-to-back summits are rare in the Himalaya, especially on the 8,000 meter giants
In the spring of 2014, the team of Matt Moniz, Mike Moniz and Jim Walkley set off to attempt an unprecedented link-up of three Himalayan giants, three of the six tallest peaks in the world, in one expedition. then tragedy struck on Mt. Everest. Out of respect, plans were altered.
Matt and the Triple 8 are proud to be supported by Q-Force. The team has made Q-Force products the backbone of their training and climbing protocol and central to the expedition’s story. Combining antioxidants to boost the immune system and help fight off the effects of the extreme altitude (like cerebral edema) and anti-inflammatory effects with proven endurance-building and bolstered recovery properties, Q-Force is the perfect supplement for our ambitious, high-altitude itinerary.
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.