Welcome to the online chronicles of my outdoor adventures!  I'm Matt, a photographer and avid outdoorsman.  If it can be climbed, paddled, hiked, jumped off of, swam in, or pedaled, I'm interested.  Living in Minnesota I love our 10,000 lakes, but I also have a deep-seated affection for mountains.  And not Minnesota "mountains", real mountains!  These adventures frequently involve a rotating cast of friends from around the world, as well as my three-year-old Border Collie rescue, Dozer.

When I'm not off on an adventure, I can frequently be found volunteering with the Twin Cities Rock Climbing Meetup, and the MCA (Minnesota Climbers Association), organizing trips and more.  If you're interested in seeing more of my photography than appears in this blog, check out Matt Holland Photography.  When I'm not outdoors, I'm usually tabletop gaming or reading, or thinking about my next adventure.

Trained in journalism in college, the traditional print journalism didn't hold much sparkle to me, so I've decided to make my mark here, on the internet.  I hope what I do can inspire some of you to try something new, explore the outdoors, and have a blast doing it!

If you've got any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!