Nick Mott

Nick Mott

Title: Editor

Location: Livingston, Montana

Expertise & Background

  • Topics of Expertise: Climbing, trail running, skiing & ski mountaineering, packrafting, backpacking, hunting, fishing
  • Education: Master of Arts in Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Years of Writing: 5+
  • Years of Gear Testing: 2+
  • Certifications: CPR/First Aid
  • Previous Publications: NPR, The Atlantic, High Country News, Outside, Alpinist, and more

Why I Chose This Career

Writing about outdoor gear—along with public land, climate, and wildlife issues—is a perfect way to engage with what I love and value in both my professional and personal life.

How I Began My Career

I started writing about the outdoors serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer after college doing fuels reduction and trail work in the Desert Southwest. From there, I started pitching stories to outlets like Alpinist, and soon decided to make things official by going back to school for journalism. 

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