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Matt Dickinson is an award-winning writer and filmmaker with a passion for climbing and adventure. During his filmmaking career he has worked as a director/cameraman for National Geographic television, the Discovery Channel, the BBC and Channel 4. His film
projects have taken him to Antarctica, Africa and the Himalaya, often in the company of the world’s leading climbers and expeditioners.

His most notable film success was ‘Summit Fever’ in which Matt reached the summit of Everest via the treacherous North Face. His book The Death Zone tells the true story of that ascent and has become a bestseller in many different countries.

Matt is currently Patron of Reading at the Sidney Stringer Academy in Coventry and continues to climb and explore. In January 2013 he summitted Mount Aconcagua, which, at 6,965 metres, is the highest peak in the world outside the Himalaya. Currently, he is planning an ascent of Mount Denali in Alaska, one of the ‘Seven Summits’.

Recently Matt has started writing fiction for teenage readers. His debut thriller series Mortal Chaos was well received by critics and readers alike.

To celebrate the launch of The Everest Files Matt will be touring the UK, speaking at schools and colleges and inspiring a new generation of adventurers.


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The Everest Files
The Everest Files
Matt Dickinson
June 2014 Book of the Month  A thrilling journey to the dark side of Everest, it follows 18-year-old Ryan Hart, on a gap year adventure working for a charity in Nepal. Dark forces are at play on the lethal slopes...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2014
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Mortal Chaos: Speed Freaks
Mortal Chaos: Speed Freaks
Matt Dickinson
One beat of a butterfly's wings is all it takes to set in motion a chain of events, over the course of one day, which will change people's lives - and end people's lives. From the father and son diving...
Featured in: 11+ readers | Books for Boys | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
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Mortal Chaos 2: Deep Oblivion
Mortal Chaos 2: Deep Oblivion
Matt Dickinson
July 2012 Book of the Month. Fast-paced and thrilling, a dazzlingly varied sequence of unrelated stories all triggered by one single act dance through the second of Matt Dickinson’s Mortal Chaos titles. When a security guard kills a butterfly, the pane...
Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2012
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Mortal Chaos
Reader Reviewed Mortal Chaos
Matt Dickinson
'The Butterfly Effect' - otherwise known as the scientific theory that a single occurrence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever - is the central premise of this stunning debut. This heart-stopping adventure by writer,...
Featured in: 11+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2012
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