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Matt Hall

Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska


Matt Hall, 27, was born and raised in Eagle, Alaska on the Yukon River, where he worked his trap line with his sled dogs and guided week long expeditions for his parents’ company. He started mushing when he was just two years old. He moved to Two Rivers, Alaska, to pursue competitive racing and completed his first long distance race, the Yukon Quest, at the age of 22. His kennel, Smokin’ Ace Kennels, sits on a 40 acre parcel of land next to the Chena River. He and his wife, Amanda, maintain their off grid life style by hauling water and firewood with their 35 Alaskan Huskies. For the last 11 summers, he has lived and worked for Alaska Icefield Expeditions on the Denver Glacier. Winters are spent training and guiding tours and expeditions for their new aspiring tour company, Last Frontier Mushing Co-op. In 2018, Matt, the 2017 Yukon Quest Champion, raced the Quest for the fifth time and ran his first Iditarod. He says he enjoys “building, hunting and training dogs.”