In early 2011 MTKS founder and owner Matthew Belyea found out his closest friend Trevor was diagnosed with Burkett's lymphoma, and not given the best of odds. When struck with this tragedy and the idea of losing a dear friend Matt began to realize that life was fleeting, and there are so many amazing adventures to be had in this world. Over the next year as Trevor fought through his battle with cancer, the two talked about the many things they would undertake after Trevor had beaten this horrible disease. The example and positivity Trevor displayed had changed Matt's outlook on everything, and given him new purpose. Over the next year against the odds Trevor fought and underwent extreme surgeries and harsh treatments in his battle against cancer, staying positive and slowly recovering from everything Trevor has shown cancer the door hopefully, at his one year mark he was given a "cancer free" bill of health which we hope stays true, and to date it still has. It was because of this inspiration and the celebration of life that MTKS was born, and we hope to share experiences and adventures with everyone the world over whether they are stuck in a hospital bed or on top of a mountain.