Gabby DeGagné

Training and Expedition Manager

Gabby grew up exploring the coast mountains of her home region of British Columbia and has since travelled and worked on five continents. Gabby majored in Exercise Science and Psychology at the University of Victoria, it was during this time she found her passion for working in the outdoors. She has over 10 years experience in the field of Outdoor Education currently spends her time working in Hong Kong, Canada, and New Zealand.

With qualifications and training in canoe, kayaking, skiing, wilderness first aid, avalanche operations, backcountry travel, and multi-day expeditions, the lines between work and play for Gabby are often blurred. Gabby most recently participated in a first-ascent ski mountaineering expedition of the Tien Shien Mountains in Kyrgyzstan and is already plotting her next big adventure.

Gabby loves to share her passion for the outdoors and the environment with others. She spends most of her free time climbing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, and skiing. Gabby started working for Asia Pacific Adventure in 2011 as a freelance facilitator and has since been a program Manager and most recently Training and Expedition Manager. Though she has travelled far and wide, she stills considers Hong Kong home.