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.


Twyford on the crux section of 'The Big Bang' 9a. Photo: Marc Langley

Weekend Warm-Up: The Big Bang

In September 2019, climber Emma Twyford became the first...
Computer generated reconstruction of Captain Cook's HMB Endeavour. Source: ANMM

Captain Cook’s Sunken Ship Found off Rhode Island

Australian marine archaeologists have discovered what they believe to...
The Trans Bhutan Trail passes by 400 cultural and historic sites, including the Tigers Nest Monastery, shown here. Photo: Seema Jakkarin

60 Years on, Bhutan Will Reopen 430km ‘Footpath of Warrior Monks’

In March of 2022, Bhutan will restart its historic...
Uluru waterfall event, captured on Jan. 31, 2022. Photo: Altair

Rare Rainstorm Creates Waterfalls on Uluru

On January 31, heavy rains pummeled Australia's arid Northern...
Aurora borealis aka northern lights. Elements of image furnished by NASA. Image_ Mura T, Shutterstock

Solar Flare Hits Earth Today; Strong Auroras Expected

A solar storm is expected to summon the northern...
Satellite imagery of the world-record-breaking lightning bolt, c. 2020. Image: NOAA

World Record-Long Lightning Bolt Lit Up Three U.S. States

In April 2020, a 768-kilometre lightning bolt split the...
hot air balloon highline

Extreme Slacklining Between Two Hot Air Balloons

Last month, two of Brazil's foremost highliners set sail...
The meteor was spotted northwest of Zadar, Croatia on Jan. 24, 2022. Photo: Croatian Astronomical Union

Meteor Blazes Over Croatia

A meteor as bright as the moon flared over...
Antarctic Gentoo penguin and chick Photo Arne Beruldsen

Scientists Discover New Gentoo Penguin Colony in Antarctica

Scientists have discovered a newly established colony of 75...
Coral reef discovered in twilight zone of Southern Pacific Ocean. Still BBC

New, Vast Coral Reef Discovered

Marine ecologists have just discovered a vast and untouched...
Kuwaiti explorer Yousef Al-Refai, TK, is now the youngest individual to have climbed all of the Volcanic Seven Summits.

Updated: Kuwaiti Mountaineer Completes Volcanic Seven Summits

Kuwaiti mountaineer Yousef Al-Refai has become just the 24th...
A slice through the 3-D map of galaxies from the first few months of the DESI. The earth is at the center, with the furthest galaxies over 10 billion light years away. Each point represents one galaxy. This 2D slice of the 3D DESI map shows only about 800,000 of the 7.5 million galaxies currently surveyed, which is itself just a fraction of the 35 million galaxies that will be in the final map. Credit: D. Schlegel/Berkeley Lab using data from DESI

Astrophysicists Create Biggest-Ever Map of the Universe, Hunt Dark Energy

Astrophysicists at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, near Tucson,...
Jupiter's surface as seen from the Juno mission

NASA’s Juno Delivers New Views of Jupiter. Plus: What the Moon Ganymede Sounds Like

The NASA spacecraft Juno left Earth in 2011. After...
Nazare is situated on Portugal's Silver Coast. Photo: RM Nunes via Shutterstock

Nazaré Surfing Challenge: Perfect Conditions! (Video)

Situated on Portugal's Silver Coast, Nazaré is a small...
Ocean conservationist, Rich German was joined this giant ocean sunfish during a paddleboarding session. Photo: Rich German

Video: Paddleboarders Meet Giant Ocean Sunfish

On December 2, a giant ocean sunfish (or "Mola...
Travis Rice and Chris Rasman search for Alaska's best snowboarding terrain in "Truffle Pigs an Alaskan Odyssey".

Weekend Warm-Up: Truffle Pigs

In 2018, buddies and pro snowboarders Travis Rice and...
Climbers in 1977 at Dope Lake. Photo: Rick Schloss

Friday Night Movie: ‘Valley Uprising’ on Amazon Prime is a Total Hoot

If you haven't seen the 2014 documentary, Valley Uprising,...
Mont Blanc plane crash

Climber Finally Gets Reward from Jewels He Found from Mont Blanc Plane Crash

On January 24, 1966, an Air India plane carrying...
Aerial image of Mt Kilimanjaro, which will soon have a cable car route

Work Begins Soon on Kilimanjaro Cable Car

In December 2020, officials in Tanzania approved installing a...

Alex Megos Bags Two of the World’s Hardest Climbs in Siurana, Spain

In less than two weeks, German climber Alex Megos...
Cascata Major Ice Climb 2

Italians Add to Rich Mont Blanc History with First Ascent of ‘Cascata Major’

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, alpinists Francesco Civra Dano...
Lens of the LSST camera. Photo: Obs/NSF/AURA

World’s Highest Resolution Camera Ready to Shoot the Stars

The world's most advanced astronomical camera is ready to...
Female IFMGA mountain guide in Bugaboo Provincial Park

Changing Times: Three Prominent Female IFMGA Mountain Guides

Women make up less than 2% of all mountain...
Cairngorms Plateau disaster Rescue Team 1971

50 Years Ago: The Worst Mountain Disaster in British History

Fifty years ago this week, the UK experienced the...

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