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.


laura rogora on dreaming plus, 2020

Hardest Female First Ascent? Laura Rogora Sends ‘Erebor’ 5.15b/c (9b/+) in Italy

On October 2, Laura Rogora redpointed "Erebor" 5.15b/c (9b/+)...
bioluminescent Mnemiopsis Leidyi jellyfish

Free Event, Sep. 21: Ocean Exploration Roundtable with James Cameron

What is the ocean twilight zone and how can...

Two U.S. Climbers Die in Deep Water Solo Incident in Mallorca

A pair of American men, aged 25 and 35,...

Newcomers’ Guide: Climbing Grades

Earlier, we published a deep dive on how to...
Cerro Pinuer winter ski descent line

First Winter Climb and First Ski Descent of Patagonia’s Cerro Pinuer

The first documented ski descent of Patagonia's Cerro Pinuer...
ocean yaking to siren tower

New Big Wall Climb in East Greenland

A three-person team of Matteo Della Bordella (Italy), Silvan...
knights and days on hualcan

Two More New Routes in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Reports are just surfacing of two new first ascents...
Anna Troup touches the wall at the Border Hotel in Kirk Yetholm

Women’s Pennine Way Record Shattered

On August 17, 2021, veteran endurance runner Anna Troup...
Jobush sits atop Far East Chulu in Nepal

Jost Kobusch to Return to Winter Everest

The young German climber Jost Kobusch is going back...
Routledge in Kabul, 'goofing off'. Photo: Miles Routledge, PA Media

Student Traveling “to Goof Off” Evacuated from Kabul

Twenty-one-year-old thrill seeker Mile Routledge of Birmingham, England has...
khan tengri By Kirill Skorobogatko shutterstock

Developing: At Least One Dead, Others in Peril on Khan Tengri

More news from northern Kyrgyzstan, this time from Khan...

Developing Timeline: What Happened to the Mountaineers Lost on Pobeda

In the past week, three mountaineers have perished on...
Pobeda Peak Zvezdochka Glacier - Kirill Skorobogatko Shutterstock

Two More Climbers Disappear on Pobeda

We are just learning that climbers Reza Adineh of...
Mont Blanc from Italy - c V Luca Shutterstock

August 8, 1786: 1st Climb of Mont Blanc

Though we may never know the exact time, place,...
mehri jafari

Updated: Solo Alpinist Still Missing on Peak Pobeda in Kyrgyzstan

An urgent search and rescue mission is underway on...
Castagna on the Crest di Peuterey.

82 Peaks, 80 Days: Two Italians Climb All the 4,000’ers in the Alps

On May 4, 2021, 26-year-old Nicola Castagna and 37-year-old...
Viva Peru Carajo from the Ground

Pou Brothers Free Unclimbed Face in Peru

It's been quite the summer for route development on...
Wallride Vol 1 Route

Glowacz and Hans Establish 20-Pitch Route in Dolomites

On July 12, German expeditionists Stefan Glowacz and Phillip...
Chaupi Huanca Northern Arete

Young Duo Makes First Ascent of 8a+ Line on Peru’s Chaupi Huanca

On July 7, European climbing couple Jaume Peiro and...

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