Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!


Nomination of Chimmy Chin's "Free Solo" film for the Academy Awards 2019 announced on Orcars.com

Free Solo Nominated for an Oscar

Free Solo, the acclaimed film about Alex Honnold’s ropeless climb...
Towards camp 2 on winter Manaslu.

Winter 8000’ers – Off They Go

Despite gnarly weather, teams on K2, Nanga Parbat and...

Weekend Warm-Up: Zabardast

So why bother with a nearly one hour-long film...

Winter 8000’ers: K2 Teams Unite

Alex Txikon’s and Vassily Pivtsov’s teams have joined forces,...
Lonnie Dupre Minnesota Arctic explorer climber for winter solo Mount Hunter

Lonnie Dupre Tries Again to Solo Alaska’s Mt. Hunter

Polar explorer turned climber Lonnie Dupre is heading back...

Winter 8000’ers: The Latest From Manaslu, Nanga Parbat and K2

One team has already started up Nanga Parbat, and...
David Lama on the summit of Lunag Ri on October 25, 2018. Photo: Red Bull Content Pool

Top 10 Expeditions of 2018: #2: David Lama Solos Lunag Ri

Over the last 12 months, ExplorersWeb has documented incredible...
Latok I team Cesen Livingstone and Strazar

Top 10 Expeditions of 2018: #5: North Ridge of Latok I

Over the last 12 months, ExplorersWeb has documented incredible...
Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison on Lhotse summit

Top 10 Expeditions of 2018: #6 : Skiing the Dream Line on Lhotse

Over the last 12 months, ExplorersWeb has documented incredible...

Winter Karakorum: Secrets and Rumours

Winter is coming; that, at least, we know for...

Urubko and Barnasse Target New Routes in Patagonia

Patagonian spires have beckoned climbers like a nearly-mythical El...
Liv Sansoz Alps

Simple, Light and Fun: the Evolution of Liv Sansoz

BASE jumper, skier and former world champion sport climber...

Weekend Warm-up: Pobeda

This is about a winter climb in the land...
Alex Txikon during presentation of K2 Winter expedition 2019

Txikon, Russians Gear Up for Winter K2

[caption id="attachment_8571" align="alignnone" width="2789"] Alex Txikon announces his upcoming...
BIlli Bierling and Elizabeth Hawley

Summits and Lies: Interview with Billi Bierling, Liz Hawley’s Successor

For years, Liz Hawley’s unmistakable sky-blue VW Beetle was...

Everest North Side Goes Green

The thin air on Everest North Side will be...
weather chart position jet stream k2

High-Altitude Forecasting: The Weather Wizards of the Greater Ranges

High-altitude mountaineering has evolved since George Mallory gamely trudged...
Artem Braun Winter K2 2019

Winter K2: Artem Braun Says It’s Now or Never

After many headaches and uncertainties, the winter K2 expedition...

Pumori Followup: Interview with Teofil Vlad

Last week, we reported on a new line climbed...
Romanians New Route on Pumori

Romanians Open New Route on Pumori

Pumori is a popular spot for Everest Base Camp...
dam Bielecki

Adam Bielecki’s Next Big Goal. Hint: It’s not Winter K2

[caption id="attachment_7368" align="alignnone" width="1839"] Adam Bielecki climbs K2’s Black...
ladies of thin air

Updated: The Women of Thin Air

Luo Jing Update, October 25 A day after Luo Jing...
Alex Txikon winter Everest

Alex Txikon: Winter K2 is only an option – and not my first

Alex Txikon has changed his misty Basque Country homeland...

The Greatest Goal: Teams Prep for Winter K2

In the times of overcrowding, massive use of bottled...

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