Gaby Pilson

Copy Editor, Ghostwriter, Technical Writer, Writer, Copywriter

Onward and Upward! Wilderness medicine instructor, climbing guide, & expert mountain and travel writer

Gaby is a climbing guide, polar guide, and professional outdoor educator who does some part-time freelance writing work, specializing in the outdoor industry. She mainly writes informative articles, how-to articles, trail and location guides, product buying guides/reviews, and creative non-fiction​ pieces on various aspects of mountaineering history. She also specializes in travel, education, and science writing and loves working with clients to create the perfect content for their business needs.

She has extensive experience working as an outdoor educator and climbing guide with a wide range of clientele in a variety of locations around the world, including the Arctic and Antarctic, which gives her the ability to speak on a variety of topics in the outdoor industry from a position of knowledge and authority. Moreover, Gaby used to work in the outdoor retail world, so she has​ the knowledge necessary to discuss and analyze the finer technical points of a piece of gear in a way that's readily understandable by the general public.

Gaby is a candidate for a master's degree in Outdoor Education and a professional certificate in Business from Harvard Business School Online. Additionally, she has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy with a minor in Environmental Studies, so is well suited to write on a wide variety of topics.
Categories
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Buyers Guide, Website Copy
More Information
The University of Edinburgh, MSc Outdoor Education
Hamilton College, BA Philosophy and Environmental Studies
HBX | Harvard Business School, CoRE
Location|Danish, English, Spanish
Publications
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Featured Outdoor Writing

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trailandsummit.com
Backpacking Lunch Ideas: 10 All-Time Favorites
March 3, 2019
trailandsummit.com
Article
Best Camping In California: 17 Must Visit Spots

Article about the 17 best camping spots in California.

August 14, 2019
theclimbingguy.com
Article
Is Rock Climbing Dangerous?

Article about whether or not rock climbing is dangerous.

May 31, 2019
trailandsummit.com
Article
How To Become An Outdoor Adventure Guide

Article on how to become an outdoor adventure guide. Written for Trail and Summit.

May 15, 2019
mountainiq.com
Article
Best Adventure Travel Companies (2019)

Ghostwritten article about the best adventure Travel Companies of 2019. Written for Mountain IQ.

March 8, 2019
PDF upload
Article
Namesake: Pete's Farewell; Alpinist 59

Article written for Alpinist 59 in August 2017.

August 17, 2017
roamtv.com
Interview
Real Rock – An Urban Climbing Experience

Interview conducted, transcribed, and written for RoamTV.com about a new buildering (building climbing) documentary film.

May 1, 2019
theadventurelab.com.au
Blog Post
A Beginner’s Guide to the Leave No Trace Principles

A guide to the seven principles of leave no trace for outdoor enthusiasts.

January 22, 2019
peakvisor.com
Guide
White Mountains (New Hampshire)

In-depth hiking guide to the White Mountains of New Hampshire for PeakVisor.com

April 18, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Article
The Triple Crown of Hiking: Everything You Need to Know

Ghostwritten article about the triple crown of long-distance​ hiking. Includes detailed guides to the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT).

theclimbingguy.com
Article
Climbing History

Article about the most important moments and events in mountaineering/climbing history.

May 4, 2019

TheClimbingGuy.com

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theclimbingguy.com
Buyers Guide
Best Crack Climbing Gloves

Buyer's guide to the best crack climbing gloves. Written for TheClimbingGuy.com

August 15, 2019
theclimbingguy.com
Article
Is Rock Climbing A Sport

Article about whether or not climbing is a sport.

March 8, 2019
theclimbingguy.com
Article
25 Climbing Organisations You Should Know

Article about the 25 top climbing organisations that all climbers should know about.

May 31, 2019
theclimbingguy.com
Article
A Complete Guide To Climbing At The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Article about the sport of climbing in the 2020 Olympic Games. Written for TheClimbingGuy.com.

April 18, 2019
theclimbingguy.com
Article
Contents of a climber's first aid kit: Preparing for the unexpected
March 4, 2018
theclimbingguy.com
Article
How To Backup A Rappel

Article about how to backup a rappel while rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, or canyoneering. Written for TheClimbingGuy.com.

December 7, 2018
theclimbingguy.com
Article
How to Build Your First Trad Climbing Rack

Article about how to create your first rack of climbing gear for rock climbing. Written for TheClimbingGuy.com.

October 18, 2018
theclimbingguy.com
Article
How to Belay When Rock Climbing

A guide to belaying while rock climbing for both top roping​ and lead climbing.

August 1, 2019
theclimbingguy.com
Blog Post
Girth Hitching A Sling To Your Harness: Belay Loops vs Tie-in Points

Blog post providing technical information and how-to tips for new rock climbers on TheClimbingGuy.com.

May 20, 2018
theclimbingguy.com
Article
12 Awesome Types of Climbing You Really Should Know

An introduction to the various types of climbing, from rock climbing to alpinism and mountaineering.

January 2, 2019

ArborExplorer.com

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arborexplorer.com
Buyers Guide
Best Hiking Shoes for Women: Ultimate Trail Comfort

Buyer's guide to the best women's hiking shoes.

August 17, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Buyers Guide
The 7 Best Inflatable Kayaks: A Comprehensive Guide

Buyer's guide for the best inflatable kayaks. Written for arborexplorer.com

May 16, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Article
13 of the Best Camping Games for the Outdoors

Article about the 13 best camping games for the outdoors. Written for ArborExplorer.com.

May 14, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Buyers Guide
The 7 Best Hiking Shoes: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Ghostwritten buyers guide to the best hiking shoes. Written for arborexplorer.com.

May 4, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Buyers Guide
Compact Binoculars Buying Guide

Buyers guide for compact binoculars written for arborexplorer.com.

May 10, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Article
The Best Rain Jackets for Hiking

Article about the best rain jackets for hiking. Written for ArborExplorer.com.

February 5, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Article
34 of the Best Place to Camp in Texas

A detailed guide to 34 of the best places to car camp, backpack, and camp in Texas.

February 26, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Article
How to Whittle: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Whittling

Article about how to whittle. Written for ArborExplorer.com.

March 12, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Article
Types of Backpacks: A Comprehensive Guide

Article about the different kinds of backpacks for the outdoors and traveling. Written for ArborExplorer.com.

March 26, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Article
Hiking the Wave in Arizona: Everything You Need to Know

Article about everything you need to know to hike The Wave in Arizona. Written for ArborExplorer.com.

arborexplorer.com
Article
Best Waterproof Socks Reviews

Article about the best waterproof socks for outdoor pursuits. Written for ArborExplorer.com.

April 16, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Article
Types of Camping: The Ultimate Guide

Article about the different types of camping. Written for ArborExplorer.com.

arborexplorer.com
Article
North Face vs Patagonia: Who Makes the Better Outdoor Gear?

Article about the difference between The North Face and Patagonia for the outdoor recreationist. Written for ArborExplorer.com.

April 26, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Article
The 7 Best Heated Jackets: Buyer’s Guide and Reviews

A product review of the seven best heated jackets on the market and a buyer's guide to heated jackets.

February 12, 2019
arborexplorer.com
Buyers Guide
North Face Back to Berkeley

Buyer's guide and in-depth review of The North Face Back to Berkeley winter hiking boot.

arborexplorer.com
Article
Polar fleece vs Microfleece

A detailed guide to the differences between polar fleece and microfleece from an outdoor enthusiast's perspective.

February 15, 2019

SkilledCamper.com

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skilledcamper.com
Article
When is The Best Time of Year to Buy a Tent

Article about the best time of year to buy a tent. Written for SkilledCamper.com.

March 1, 2019
skilledcamper.com
Article
How Much Do Rooftop Tents Weigh

Article about how much a rooftop tent for camping weighs. Written for SkilledCamper.com

March 2, 2019
skilledcamper.com
Article
Can You Put a Tent in The Dryer

Article about if you can put a tent in the dryer. Written for SkilledCamper.com

March 3, 2019
skilledcamper.com
Article
Do You Need to Waterproof a Brand New Tent

Article about whether or not you need to waterproof a brand new tent. Written for SkilledCamper.com.

March 3, 2019
skilledcamper.com
Article
Can a Three Season Tent Be Used in The Winter

Article about whether or not a three season tent can be used for winter camping. Written for SkilledCamper.com.

March 4, 2019
skilledcamper.com
Article
What is a Sleeping Bag Compression Sack

Article about sleeping bag compression sacks are. Written for SkilledCamper.com.

March 29, 2019
skilledcamper.com
Article
What is a Sleeping Bag Liner and Do You Really Need One

Article about what a sleeping bag liner is and why you need it. Written for SkilledCamper.com

March 29, 2019
skilledcamper.com
Article
Does Bear Spray Really Work

Article about bear spray and how it works for SkilledCamper.com.

April 17, 2019
skilledcamper.com
Article
Sleeping Bags vs Quilts: What’s The Difference Between The Two

Article about the difference between sleeping bags and quilts. Written for SkilledCamper.com.

April 17, 2019
skilledcamper.com
Article
How Do You Wash a Down Sleeping Bag

Article about how to wash a down sleeping bag for SkilledCamper.com

April 18, 2019

Trail and Summit

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trailandsummit.com
How to Waterproof a Hiking Backpack: The Complete Guide
May 21, 2019
trailandsummit.com
Just How Light is Ultralight Backpacking? A Beginner’s Guide
May 22, 2019
trailandsummit.com
Article
21 Best Books About Thru-Hiking

Article about 21 of the best books on thru-hiking. Written for Trail and Summit.

May 16, 2019
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