About Us


My first travel experience didn’t come until I was already out of college in my early 20s. I took a few week trip to Europe with a friend from university which ultimately ended up having a big impact on my life. I was hooked on travel from then on.

For the next few years, I saved every hour of my vacation to take trips when I could get the time off from work, but the American two week a year standard just wan’t enough. In 2014 I took my first trip to SE Asia, where I climbed outside of the US for the first time: Thailand and Taiwan.

After that I knew what I had to do, find a way to combine my two passions: climbing and travel.

It took a few more years, but in the spring of 2016, I had finally saved up some money, and had paid off most of my student loans. The time had come. To the eternal lament of my parents, two months later, I was gone.

An originally planned 3-6 month journey has since morphed into now over three years. In this time I have seen more then 99% of this word will see in their lifetime. I have climbed my way through 4 continents, learned a new language, made countless friends, and most importantly have ticked off some of the word’s best climbing destinations.

I’ve learned how big this world is, how to rely on yourself, and how short our time is.

My mission is to enable climbers from around the world to get out of the gym, their comfort zone, or whatever is holding them back to experience what is really out there.

Life is short. Get going.

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  • Exactly where you should go
  • The easiest and cheapest ways to get there
  • What you should expect to find once you arrive


Here you will learn everything that you need to know to go climbing at some of the world’s most remote and beautiful climbing destinations. This isn’t a budget travel site, Nomadic Matt has got that covered. What you will find here is first-hand information obtained through years of traveling and climbing.

Though I have spend a lot of time climbing and traveling through North America and Europe, information on many of these climbing areas is already available online.

For that reason, this site will be focusing most heavily on South America and South East Asia, though I will occasionally include info from other places.

Most of the information found on this site is not available anywhere else not the web. This is a niche within a niche. Remote, off the beaten path, stunningly beautiful, world-class climbing.

On This Website You Will Find:

  • First-hand, relevant and up-to-date information
  • Highly detailed descriptions on climbing destinations from around the world
  • Detailed information on how to arrive at these places
  • Advice on where to stay, and what supplies and gear you should bring
  • Cost and time saving tips and information
  • A mix of personal experiences mixed in and other important information

What separates this website from other blogs?

Almost all of the information found this site does not exist anywhere else on the web. Or at the very least, not in English or to this level of an organized fashion. That makes this blog truly unique.

At the more popular destinations, where there already is information already to be found online (take Tonsai for example), I strive to make sure that my guides and articles are the absolute best available on the internet, period.



I never imagined that travel could be more than just travelling and that you could actually make money or work on the road! Matt’s advice are great and really make a difference. I now get to travel the world filming videos for companies and TV channels and none of it would have been possible if Matt had not inspired me. – Laetitia C

I am a 63 year old woman who just completed a four month solo trip to Eastern Europe and the Middle East.  The information in your book was invaluable.  I learned about several discounts I had no idea existed and the best way of traveling in Eastern Europe. The budgeting information was also very useful.  Your book gave me the confidence to travel on my own for an extended period of time. – Terry S

I am a prior Marine and current film student. I started following your blog a years or so ago and it has since then motivated me to chase my dreams on a level I never thought possible. It was while following your site that I decided to go around the world and film my first documentary. I will be filming in seven different countries over the course of 100 days. I just wanted to say thank you and keep doing what you are doing. – Adrian B

After scouring every travel blog on the internet, I found myself always coming back to Matt for sound advice from his personal experiences. Thanks Matt, couldn’t have done my U.S. road trip without your help! – Eric S

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