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Gaby Pilson

Gaby is a professional polar guide, wilderness medicine instructor, and freelance writer with a master’s degree in outdoor education. She splits her time between the northern and southern hemispheres, chasing the midnight sun and helping others get outside to experience some of the world’s most beautiful places.

As an outdoor educator, Gaby is passionate about making the outdoors as accessible as possible for anyone looking to get into the mountains or out on the water. She is a certified Polar Guide, an AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Course Provider, a NOLS instructor, and an accomplished climbing guide with a penchant for telemark skiing.

When she’s not hanging out with penguins in Antarctica or scouting for polar bears in the Arctic, you can find Gaby backpacking in Wyoming’s Wind River Range or drinking debatably excessive amounts of espresso and reading French existentialism in a quirky café.

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Best Winter Hiking Pants For Snow & Cold [2024 Edition]

Finding the right pair of winter hiking pants shouldn't be difficult. Here are our 7 top picks to check out before you head outside this winter.
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9 Hammock Camping Tips: Expert Advice To Get You Started

Switching your tent for a hammock may seem challenging at first. But with the right gear and know-how, anyone can enjoy the great outdoors in a hammock. We introduce you to the process in this guide!
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Best Wool Shirts For Performance On The Trail

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Best Mountaineering Pants For Alpine Adventures

Whether you’re a dedicated ice climber or a light-and-fast alpinist, you need a quality pair of pants for your adventures. Our guide reviews 7 top pants to help you find the perfect pair for you mountaineering escapades.
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Best Hikes in Grand Teton National Park: Top Alpine Trails

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9 Strong Hammock Knots To Hang A Hammock

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Boasting massive giant sequoias, scenic vistas, and rugged peaks, Kings Canyon National Park is one of California’s foremost trekking destinations. That being said, in an amazing park such as Kings Canyon NP, which offers hundreds of miles of trails to choose from, selecting a handful of treks for your next trip isn’t easy. To help ensure that your next trip to Kings Canyon goes off without a hitch, we created this list of the top 11 hikes in the park. Up next, we’ll walk you through the best hikes in Kings Canyon so you can make the most of your time in the Sierra.
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Best Hot-Weather Hiking Pants For Staying Cool on the Trail

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