Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Title: High-Altitude Mountaineering and Climbing journalist
Email: angela.benavides@explorersweb.com
Location: Madrid, Spain
Social Media:
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Expertise

  • Topics of Expertise: High-altitude mountaineering, climbing, alpinism, ski, ski-mountaineering, profiles and interviews
  • Years in This Expertise: 20+

Education & Certifications

  • Education: Bachelor degree in Journalism, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Master\’s degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language, by University of Alcala de Henares
  • Years of Writing: 25+
  • Certifications: Cambridge University\’s Certificate of Proficiency in English, several academic certifications in the field of Education and Communication
  • Club or Association Memberships: Club Alpino Madrileño; Spanish Mountaineering Federation, researcher at UNED for European Commission\’s ECO Project
  • Books: Cumbre! Los 14 ochomiles de Edurne Pasaban (Summit! Edurne pasaban\’s 14 8000\’ers)
  • Awards: Several trophies in ski-mountaineering\’s local competitions: Madrid, Asturias, Catalonia, etc.
  • Previous Publications: ExplorersWeb between 2004 and 2013 and 2018 and the present moment; AlpineMag, Barrabes.com, CampoBase magazine, Diario Marca, Radio Marca, diario El Mundo del S. XXI,agencia EFE, etc.

A Word from Angela Benavides

  • Why Author Chose This Career: This career chose me
  • How Author Began Career: I was a journalist dreaming of becoming an international correspondent and a passionate but inexperienced mountaineer, when I was hired by a national sport newspaper where everybody were soccer experts, but no one had any experience in reporting about outdoors or mountain sports. Then, one job led to another in the same field. I tried to scape but eventually always returned to the paper/radio/virtual mountains.
  • Personal Interests: Amazingly, I still love the mountains. Reading, geopolitics, long chats with friends over dinner and at hiking, skiing or cycling, travelling – in the rare periods in which I have time enough to leave my computer for a while.

Sophie Lenaerts on Exploring the Biafo Glacier

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China Closed to Climbers but Open to Railways

A growing closeness between China and Nepal will culminate...

First Ski Descent of Mount Nelson

As children, Christina "Lusty" Lustenberger and Ian McIntosh learned...

A Third Try at Dhaulagiri’s NW Ridge

Peter Hamor of Slovakia and Horia Colibasanu and Marius...

Patagonia: Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll Tames Monster Offwidth

There he goes again: Shortly after stunning the big...

Five Cutting Edge Climbs for 2021

With their $25,000 Cutting Edge grant program, the American...

All-Pakistani Team Heads for Annapurna

In a year when the Nepalis showed their skill...

A Ladies’ Tale: The First Women up Mont Blanc

Today, women around the world hold hands and flash...

Noel Hanna on K2: “Camp 3 was not that bad”

A guide on Everest (he has topped out nine...

Climbing Everest Now Trendy in Different Countries

Gone are the Japanese and Koreans. This is the...

Game-Changer: Drones in the Himalaya

Drones are becoming vital tools in high-altitude mountaineering for...

Stefi Troguet, Back for Dhaulagiri, Broad Peak, and K2

Behind Stefi Troguet's bright red lipstick and 100-watt smile...
Portrait of Gelje Sherpa

Gelje Sherpa, Three 8,000’ers Away from a New Record

A young Sherpa tries to become the youngest to...

Alps: New Route Free Climbed Up the West Face of Petit Dru

A French team carves a new route up an...

Everest: Ice Fall Doctors Begin Work as Winter Officially Ends in Nepal

Crowds will be less on Everest this year --...

It’s All Over on Manaslu

Despite a forecast of wind and snow for 10...

An Ali Sadpara Anniversary; Sajid Announces Summer K2 Search

Kites filled the skies today in northern Pakistan, welcoming...

Tomaz Rotar: It’s Time to Tell the Truth about K2

Tomaz Rotar has a lot to say about his...

Celebrity Dining in Kathmandu

Fresh from his recent attempt on Manaslu, Simone Moro...

K2: Sajid Sadpara’s Story

In summer 2019, Sajid Sadpara became the youngest person...
Mingma G

Mingma G Answers K2 Summit Questions

It's been a busy month for all the Nepali...
Simone Moro portrait

Manaslu: Moro Leaves, But Txikon Stays

Manaslu has defeated Simone Moro for a third time,...
Magdalena Gorzkowska

Magdalena Gorzkowska on Winter K2

Magdalena Gorzkowska, one of the survivors of winter K2,...
Candles lit in Skardu as a tribute to decased K2 climbers

Karakorum Winter Season Ends; K2 Aftermath Continues

Winter climbing has ended in Pakistan, but the echoes...

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