Molly has amassed nearly two decades of experience teaching and guiding for a variety of the country’s top outdoor institutions including: Exum Mountain Guides, Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions, Alpine Ascents International, the National Outdoor Leadership School, Prescott College, The Colorado College, Lewis and Clark University and the National Park Service’s Jenny Lake Rangers. These rock and ice climbing, mountaineering (including high altitude), back-country skiing and backpacking trips have led her all over the Western United States as well as international locales such as Antarctica, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador and to the top of several of the Seven Summits.
She has also received numerous grants and awards such as the prestigious Gore-Tex Shipton-Tilman (twice), Hans Saari Memorial Award, Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund (twice) Anatoli Boukareev Memorial Fund, Montrail Gryptonite Grant, multiple National Outdoor Leadership School Instructor Development Fund grants and the American Alpine Club Mountaineering Fellowship, for exploratory expeditions into countries like China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. Molly has completed first ascents and descents in China, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, the U.S., Antarctica and most recently the first ascent of Southeast Asia’s disputed highest peak, Gamlang Razi (19,238 feet.)
More than just a mountain rat, Molly has floated several of the West’s most iconic rivers, packrafted through the Arctic and crewed on a Trans-Pacific sail. She only got sea sick once.