top of page

About Us:

Jason Matthews: Project Leader

A Fellow of The Explorer's Club, Jason Matthews has been fascinated with the arctic since childhood, and has been preparing for this project for the past three decades, as he has worked and traveled throughout Alaska and the northern Rocky Mountains developing his dog-sledding and kayak expedition skills as an outfitter and guide.

Called an "encyclopedia of sled dog information" by the New York Times, and a "seasoned Naturalist" and "Expert on Alaska" by National Geographic, Jason began his career working in wild places, as a guide in Glacier National Park in the early 1990’s.   

Now over 20 years later, he is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the Explorer's Club and has worked as a naturalist, environmental educator, camera-man, guide and wildlife researcher in parks throughout the Rocky Mountains and Alaska and as an Outdoor Education Instructor for Montana State University-Bozeman, an Instructor for the Outward Bound School, Ely, MN, and as a contract- Field Instructor for the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK -USGS) Bozeman, Montana. Since 2013 he has worked in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as an Expedition Leader and guide for Wild Alaska Travel.

With a focus on wolves, bears, and sled dogs he has worked on several National Geographic assignments over the years. His work has appeared on the National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, NBC, and in several magazines. Most recently with a National Geographic project searching for Grizzly/ Polar Bear hybrids in Arctic Alaska.

Rasmussen was an outstanding leader. He had a unique ability for understanding the Eskimo mentaJason currently divides his time between Montana and Alaska- working for the National Geographic Society in Glacier, Denali, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in the summer, and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge during the fall as a Polar Bear Specialist and Expedition Guide. During the winter he lives with his wife, two sons and 50 sled dogs in Montana, where he owns and operates Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures.lity and being able to explain it to non-Eskimos. He did his ethnological studies at a critical time when it was still possible to record primitive Eskimo folklore and history. His mapping of parts of Greenland and crossing of its ice cap were valuable scientific highlighting part of me and selecting the options from the toolbar.

bottom of page