Di Gilbert works full time as an Independent Mountaineering Instructor, based in the Cairngorm National Park.
She has climbed the world's 7 summits and completed all 282 Munro's.
In 2005 Di successfully led her first expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. Having said she would never go back, she returned in 2019. By standing on the summit for a second time, Di joins a very small group of females who have successfully led more than one expedition to the roof of the world. Di will be returning in 2020 for a third time to lead the Adventure Peaks North Ridge Expedition.
Di is a fully qualified Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (formerly known as an MIC), the American Avalanche Association Level 2 and both Snowsport Scotland Alpine and Mountain Ski Leader Awards. She has represented Great Britain in the International Ski Mountaineering Federation's World Championships and is a Director of Skimo Scotland, the home of ski mountaineering racing in Scotland.
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