Molly’s work covers the world’s wild places and its inhabitants in all their varying forms.
Her pieces have appeared in numerous media outlets including Outside, Discover, Sierra, O: The Oprah Magazine and Backpacker; The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe newspapers; National Geographic News and Smithsonian.com websites; the national syndicate Writers on the Range and Living On Earth, Wyoming Public Radio , and National Native News radio programs.
Molly is the co-author of the popular Climbing: Self Rescue published by Mountaineers Books. Formerly a Contributing Editor for Climbing and She Sends magazines, she currently volunteers as a Regional Editor for the American Alpine Club's Accidents in North American Mountaineering. Molly has received Middlebury College’s Environmental Journalism Fellowship, the Journalism and Women Symposium Fellowship, a stint as Writer-In-Residence at Grand Teton National Park’s Murie Center and most recently participated in the Banff Centre's renowned Mountain and Wilderness Writing Workshop.
Molly brings a unique perspective to her writing with substantial experience working for nearly two decades as a mountain guide, outdoor educator and climbing ranger throughout the Western United States, Antarctica and South America. She also is the recipient of several prestigious climbing and skiing grants. Her personal expeditions, many of which have included first ascents and descents, have taken her to places like Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Alaska, China, Nepal and most recently Myanmar for the first ascent of Southeast Asia’s disputed highest peak, Gamlang Razi (19,258 feet).
*All photos taken by Molly Loomis