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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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The Best Warm Fabrics For Winter Hiking & Backpacking

Selecting the best cozy clothing material for your winter layering system can be tricky. We’ve got you covered with these 6 great options to consider for your next cold weather adventure.
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Best Women’s Winter Hiking Pants: Keep Warm This Winter [2024 Edition]

Find the perfect winter pants for your pins with our detailed, straight-talking buying advice and selection of the best models out there.
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Can You Melt Snow and Drink It?

It can be hard to find fresh water while winter camping. Here’s what you need to know about melting snow for drinking water in the great outdoors.
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How to Hang a Hammock: Your Complete Guide

Hammocking at home or in the mountains is a sure-fire way to ensure that you enjoy your time in the great outdoors. Learn what to do to setup a hammock correctly in our guide.
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What to Wear Hiking in the Spring

Stoked about your next spring hike but don’t know what to wear? You’re not alone. Check out our layer-by-layer guide to dressing for your spring hiking adventures.
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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

Woolen hiking shirts don’t have to be itchy and uncomfortable. In this guide, check out our favorites for hiking and outdoor adventure and learn more about this miracle fabric and how it performs 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.