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Gabriella Edebo

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Gabriella Edebo

Gabi is a competitive skier, climber and modern day explorer. She combines her love for the slopes with Alpine Climbing and cultural exploration.

Q&A

How did you first get into Skiing?

My parents took me skiing when I was only a few years old at Kläppen, one of the family resorts in Sweden. After seeing an alpine skiing club train slalom there I was fascinated and wanted to try it, so my parents signed me up without knowing what was ahead. Looking back the entire family got dragged in to it. Both of my younger sisters changed to skicross and I eventually moved on to freeride, but it all started at the local ski school in Kläppen.

If you had to give one piece of advice to someone starting to Ski, what would it be?

One of the hardest things I have ever tried to explain is what skiing is to someone that has never seen snow. That really made me realise that it is a very weird activity, but it’s still my absolute favourite thing to do in this world. So if you’re giving it a try for the first time, just do it with an open and positive state of mind, have fun and be prepared to fall.

What is the most challenging or rewarding Ski Competition or Expedition you have achieved?

It would probably be the ski touring and winter camping expedition we did in Northern Norway last spring. We spent the trip in the area around the Lyngen Alps with the most amazing conditions ever, both weather and snow-wise, and skied so many amazing lines in an extraordinary landscape.

What are your aspirations for 2018?

My main aspirations are making sure I can continue to ski as much as possible and working hard on staying involved with the industry through the work I do. In April and May I will be back for more ski-touring in Northern Norway and the summer and fall will as always be dedicated to get as much work done as possible to have more time to ski during winter. Expanding the ski film festival I’m organising in Sweden called the Untracked Film Tour to include even more stops for fall 2018 is also high up on my list for the coming year.

Gabi’s Osprey

Mutant 38

The Mutant is probably the most versatile backpack I’ve ever had, a perfect all year round companion for everything from climbing in the summer to ski touring and mountaineering in the winter. Lightweight but still full of features, making the pack adapt to any activity.

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Career Highlights

  • 2003 – Begins competitive ski racing at the age of 10
  • 2014 – First freeride competition
  • 2015 – Attends an Alpine Climbing course in the Kebnekaise region in Sweden – beginning of a growing interest in rock climbing and more high-alpine adventures on skis.
  • 2016 – 3rd place at the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships
  • 2016 – Ski and Backpacking expedition to Nepal
  • 2016 – Summit Surya Peak, 5145m in Nepal
  • 2017 – 3rd place at Freeride World Qualifier 3* event in Silvretta Montafon, Austria
  • 2017 – 2 potential First Descent Ski Lines in the Lyngen Alps in Norway during a two-week ski touring mission


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