Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing. In 2020, Jilli left her corporate position to pursue an outdoor-oriented life. She now works as a contributor, an editor, and a gear tester for ExplorersWeb and various other outlets within the AllGear network. She is based out of Austin, Texas where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.


Expedition Full Circle training for Everest. Photo: Full Circle Everest/Amrit Ale

First All-Black Expedition to Everest

A contingent of Black mountaineers from the U.S. is...
Machu Picchu Photo Adrian Wójcik

‘Machu Picchu’ is the Wrong Name for This South American Icon

A recent paper in an Andean archaeology journal indicates...
Photo: Madison Eklund

Woman to Paddle 2,400km From Minneapolis to Hudson Bay

Later this spring, Madison Eklund will leave on a...
Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island. Photo: Ian Sewell, commons license

Yes, the Easter Island Statues Have Bodies — But That’s Old News

Every so often, an old story resurfaces and goes...
1930s Grape-Nuts ad by General Foods. Grape-Nuts to fund 10 women explorers a total of $125,000

Grape-Nuts Seeks Women Adventurers to Sponsor

March is Women's History Month, and Grape-Nuts is taking...
Emily Ford and Diggins. Photo: Emily Ford

Emily Ford Ends Latest Winter Expedition Just Shy of Mark

On Friday, March 11, 2022, winter explorer Emily Ford...
John Bolte atop 'Big Time' in Sequoia National Park, c. 2019. Video still: Tyler Karow

American Climber Dies in Patagonia

On February 23, 2022, rockfall on Patagonia's world-famous Cerro...
Ben Nevis (1,340m) is the U.K.'s tallest peak. Photo: John A. Cameron

Winter Storm Kills One Climber, Strands 23 Others on Ben Nevis

Editor's note: This article was originally published on GearJunkie. A...
Mt. Elbrus, western Caucasas Mountains. Photo: Efimova Anna off limits to american US travel advisory

Mt. Elbrus Off Limits to Americans

This season is about to look quite different for...
Shackleton Endurance Ship discovered

Another Famous Polar Ship Found! Shackleton’s Endurance in Prime Condition

After 107 years, the mystery of where in Antarctic...
Hirayama on FA of Peaceful Mountain 9a circa March 2022 Photo Y. Hirayama

At 53, Yuji Hirayama Stays on the Cutting Edge

Yuji Hirayama is a 53-year-old climber from Japan. And...
Rosengarten traverse in the Dolomites, first solo winter ascent claimed by Simon Gietl circa March 2022. Photo: S. Gietl

Italian Guide Nails Major Dolomites Enchainment, Solo and in Winter

On March 3, 2022, Simon Gietl of Italy's South...
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How Alex Honnold’s ‘The Soloist VR’ Was Made

The logistics required to pull off any adventure filmmaking...
Aerial image of the Yilan Crater (at center). Photo: L. Dauphin of NASA Earth Observatory

Humans May Have Watched the Impact That Created This Massive Young Crater

It seems that the further technology stretches toward the...
The east face of Mt. Ethelbert (3,180), B.C. Photo: C. Lustenberger

Ski Mountaineers Find Perfect Snow on Frigid First Descent in Canada

On Tuesday, February 22, three ski mountaineers captured the...
"An Accidental Life" is a portrait of climber Quinn Brett, who was paralyzed in an accident on El Capitan. Photo: Big Sky Film Fest

An Accidental Life: The Quinn Brett Story

On October 11, 2017, tragedy befell an accomplished young...
WASP-121b Image NASA ESA and J Olmsted (STScI)

On This Exoplanet, It Rains Precious Gems

A study published this week indicates that an exoplanet...
A great white shark scouts waters near southern Australia. Deadly shark attack sydney

Shark Attack Footage: Deadly Incident in Sydney, Australia

A shark attack at Little Bay Beach in Sydney,...
Beringia was more than the Bering Land Bridge, it was once a settlement not just a passage, Raff posits in her new book, 'Origins'. Photo: Shutterstock

The First Americans May Not Have Come Over the Bering Land Bridge After All

A new book on anthropological genetics shakes up what...

Weekend Warm-Up: Around Cape Horn in 1928

Four Masted Barque Rounding Cape Horn is a dull...
Winter aerial view of the epicentre of the Tunguska event in Siberia, Russia. Photo: Tungussky Nature Reserve

Divers to Explore Possible Crater of Siberia’s Famous Tunguska Meteor

A quartet of geophysicists and hydrobiologists has obtained a...
Photo Tete-Michel Kpomassie, the first african in greenland

At 80, Greenland’s First African Visitor Returns to Live Out His Final Years in the Arctic

In the summer of 1965, Tété-Michel Kpomassie became the...
South Col Glacier ice core (8220 m) (red arrow) and Balcony AWS (8430 m) locations (yellow arrow) with South Col camp in the foreground - looking North. The South Col AWS is 500 m South of the camp (outside this picture). Picture by Mariusz Potocki.

Everest’s Highest Glacier Loses 2,000 Years of Ice in 25 Years

Climate scientists have published a groundbreaking study on the...
Emily Ford and Diggins the Sled Dog. Photo: Emily Ford

Emily Ford Takes on Another Solo Winter Trek, This Time in Northern Minnesota

Last winter, Emily Ford of Duluth, Minnesota, became the...

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