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.


WASP-121b Image NASA ESA and J Olmsted (STScI)

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A great white shark scouts waters near southern Australia. Deadly shark attack sydney

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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

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Winter aerial view of the epicentre of the Tunguska event in Siberia, Russia. Photo: Tungussky Nature Reserve

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

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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.

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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

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

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Computer generated reconstruction of Captain Cook's HMB Endeavour. Source: ANMM

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The Trans Bhutan Trail passes by 400 cultural and historic sites, including the Tigers Nest Monastery, shown here. Photo: Seema Jakkarin

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Uluru waterfall event, captured on Jan. 31, 2022. Photo: Altair

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Aurora borealis aka northern lights. Elements of image furnished by NASA. Image_ Mura T, Shutterstock

Solar Flare Hits Earth Today; Strong Auroras Expected

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Satellite imagery of the world-record-breaking lightning bolt, c. 2020. Image: NOAA

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

Extreme Slacklining Between Two Hot Air Balloons

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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

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Coral reef discovered in twilight zone of Southern Pacific Ocean. Still BBC

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Kuwaiti explorer Yousef Al-Refai, TK, is now the youngest individual to have climbed all of the Volcanic Seven Summits.

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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

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Jupiter's surface as seen from the Juno mission

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Nazare is situated on Portugal's Silver Coast. Photo: RM Nunes via Shutterstock

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Ocean conservationist, Rich German was joined this giant ocean sunfish during a paddleboarding session. Photo: Rich German

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In 2018, buddies and pro snowboarders Travis Rice and...

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