About Us

At The Adventure Lab, our goal is to provide high quality, actionable information and advice for people with questions relating to their next adventure.

We're a small team based in Melbourne who love fitness, travel and the outdoors.

Through in-depth research and by leveraging the expert knowledge of our writers, we provide high quality gear advice and adventure guides.

With a wide range of expertise and interests, here is our team of writers:

Gaby Pilson


A professional mountain guide and experienced outdoor educator, Gaby enjoys travelling and exploring the world’s most remote locales.


As a writer and editor, Gaby has written for a variety of climbing and travel blogs, news sites, and climbing magazines.


She is currently finishing a master’s degree in outdoor education but in her free time, Gaby loves a strong cup of coffee and searching for the next great adventure.

Sam Russell


Sam spends whatever free time he has trail running, hiking and mountain biking. From Canada to New Zealand to Nepal, Sam has completed many of the worlds "great walks".


He is very passionate about his hiking gear and is always looking for ways to shave a few extra grams off his pack weight.


Sam and his family are based in Melbourne. Follow him on twitter at SamRuss20833220.

Michael D'Aulerio


Michael is a certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist.


He is also an ultramarathon runner and in 2018 finished a 200 mile ultramarathon, one of the longest running races in the world.


He is the best selling author of three books, and maintains a personal blog at LongRunLiving.com. Contact him on social media at twitter.com/longrunliving and Instagram.com/longrunliving.

Michael Handlin


Michael is a personal trainer with a degree in Sports Medicine and ten years of experience working with clients in the fitness industry.

He has worked in physical rehabilitation, various coaching roles, and developed and implemented a strength program in a popular rock climbing gym.

His current interests include trail running, rock climbing, and surfing.

Kaili Meyer


A health and wellness writer, Kaili loves trying out new ways to sweat—like mountain climbing and hot yoga—and following it up with a delicious homemade Buddha Bowl.

As a writer and editor, Kaili has written for multiple fitness and nutrition companies as well as health and wellness magazines. She also runs her own website: SideOfKail.com, where she delves into the latest trends and topics in the health world. 


When she’s not tossing weight around in the gym, Kaili can be found cuddled up with her cat Oliver and reading a good book, or booking a flight across the world without a plan.

Shin Sano


Shin has been a diver for over 15 years and has been teaching for almost a decade.


Working with multiple dive shops, Shin has learned the ins and outs of scuba equipment.


He has worked with divers from around the globe to improve their skills and build their dive kit.

If you have any comments or questions please get in touch using our contact form.

Cheers!

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