Congrats to Outside Magazine cover girl Alex Puccio!

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 21, 2010
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Holy Rock Star!

Update: more photos.

Uh, wow. And well deserved.

Alex Puccio, one of the world’s very best climbers and now cover girl for Outside Magazine, is doubly awesome ’cause she’s sweet and down to earth—even as she tops out on some of Planet Earth’s toughest problems.


A few videos will give you an idea of the talent that is Alex!


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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | | | | | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom


20 Responses to “Congrats to Outside Magazine cover girl Alex Puccio!”

  1. ARCreated says:

    wow. Sexy re-defined :)

  2. Darren says:

    seems like Outside is turning into Maxim, wearing fleece and trail runners. Sure, Alex is lovely and an amazing athlete, but Outside clearly has a strategy that is Maximesque.

  3. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot says:

    This is journalism?

  4. anonclimber says:

    I've actually seen alex climb in person on several occasions and am pretty sure her arms are photoshopped in this pic. in real life they look thicker and even more muscular than this pic shows – the girl is ripped!

    NOT knocking her in anyway, cause I think she's gorgeous, but more sad that it seems like maybe Outside retouched a beautiful, muscular, strong and crazy-talented climber to fit more into what someone pointed out above – the sexy, maxim-esque, model-y female athlete stereotype.

  5. Hijab says:

    My Lord! This Outside Magazine cover is totally sexist. They're just exploiting her to sell magazines. Terrible. And she is practically naked! I'm gonna unsubscribe for sure.

  6. Catherine F says:

    agreed with Hijab! Plus, isn't she under aged? I think this points to a very pertinent and current discussion about "sexy" in climbing which can be found in heated arguments on's site. Some of the women are pushing this too far. I support the women who respect themselves and climb to climb, not to show off skin and make themselves into sexual objects. Three cheers for Alex Johnson (who started the discussion), Angie Payne, Anna Stohr, Paige Claassen, and all the other women who are climbing for the love of climbing.

  7. Hijab says:

    Women should just not be allowed to dress this way in front of men. This is why women in the USA should be made to wear the burqa when in view of men that are not her family. In my country a woman would be disciplined for behaving this way.

  8. elephantjournal says:


    Keith B What? An "Outside" cover that isn't Laird Hamilton or Lance Armstrong?

    Jenifer S Lance's name still made this cover…good point.

  9. janox says:

    la mejor!!!!!

  10. nico says:

    its hilarious that outside readers are constantly complaining that there are too many men on the magazine covers. now there’s a beautiful woman and readers complain…. this my friends is the nature of journalism. you can’t please em all.

    I, personally, am much happier with this hot rock babe than bear grillz or anderson cooper(makes me want to vomit blood just writing his name)…

    note to outside: more cool climber chicks and your readership should go up. more idiots like andreson cooper and youll forever be just another gear review rag.

  11. Darren says:

    Y'know, Nico, when you put it that way…Bear with his face covered with mud and Anderson with his face not covered with mud… I prefer Alex. She has a sweet smile. And I'm not sure if any cover of any national magazine is not photoshopped.

  12. […] what’s inside the mag, pick one up at your local wherever, or check out this article from Elephant Journal.  Go Alex! Categories: Comps, Left River, Right River, SBS VI, Setting Update, Taping […]

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