Di Gilbert works full time as an Independent Mountaineering Instructor, based in the Cairngorm National Park. She has climbed all the world’s Seven Summits and Scotland’s Munros (far harder). She has never had a proper job and it is unlikely that this will change now.

Di has stood on the bottom of the world without falling off, she has stood on top of the world without suffering from vertigo, she has climbed the world’s 7 summits and completed all 282 Munros. In 2016, Di was Expedition Leader with the Adventure Peaks K2 Expedition – the first British Expedition to K2 in 12 years – but success was not to be when an avalanche completely destroyed Camp 3 ending the season sooner than expected.

Di holds the MIC qualification, the American Avalanche Association Level 2 and both Snowsport Scotland Alpine and Mountain Ski Leader Awards.

Di Gilbert Mountaineering