Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Title: High-Altitude Mountaineering and Climbing journalist
Location: Madrid, Spain
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  • 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,, 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.
Close shot of Adam's face covered in frost.

Bielecki, Urubko, Txikon, Moro Debate, ‘What is Winter?’

The upcoming expedition to Winter Gasherbrum I has stirred...
Txikon has his face completely covered by a mask and sunglasses, and a fur-rimmed hood on. Behind, there is a tent planted in the snow.

Winter Annapurna Team Back from Camp 3

Alex Txikon's team has returned to Base Camp after...
Some tents in BC on rocky ground at the foot of an also very dry Annapurna, at night.

Winter Annapurna: Txikon Team Speeds Toward Camp 3

Seizing advantage of stable weather, the Winter Annapurna climbers...
the leading climber shots a photo of his partner, climbing below on mixed terrain.

Colin Haley Back in Patagonia

Three months after attempting Cerro Torre solo during the...
The climbers on the summit.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2023: #7: Sura Peak

Marek Holecek returned from his spring in Nepal with...
Romano Benet amongst the seracs.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2023: #8: Kabru South

Peter Hamor didn't have a rewarding experience on Kangchenjunga...
The climbers in the street of a small village, with snow-capped hills in background.

Nepalis Bag First Ascent of Khumjungar Himal

Prakash Gurung and Yukta G are back in Tange...
a cimber on a traversing movement on vertical ice.

New Ice Route on Dolomites’ Sorapiss

Italian guides Francesco Rigon and Mirco Grasso have opened...
Notes on a picture of the Mer de Glace

Chamonix: For Now, the Mer de Glace Is For Alpinists Only

Thinking of taking the kids to see the Ice...
the climbers climb up a ladder on the snow, with old clothes and o2 systems, in a colored photograph,

Mount Everest Foundation Opens Grant Program To Nepalis

The UK's Mount Everest Foundation is opening its grant...
The climbers hold an expedition banner on a rocky high plain, with a stone hut and a tent behind them.

Sherpa Guides Go Alpine Style During Winter Break

Sherpas who guide most of the year typically relax...
drone view of Everest's Camp 1

Weekend Warm-Up: Everest Camps From a Drone

Expedition photographer and drone operator Sandro Gromen-Hayes has been...
Denis looks to the evening sun, with a climbing rope around his shoulders.

Urubko Confirms Winter Gasherbrum I

Finally, Denis Urubko has confirmed that he will set...
The traverse under the Great Serac on July 27, 2023. Climbers are clipped to the rope and Hassan is lying down in the snow, in black pants and a yellow jacket.

The Top High-Altitude Mountaineering News of 2023

As the last days of a busy 2023 tick...
snowy summit of Chulu Far East

Winter Annapurna: Acclimatizing at Chulu Base Camp

Alex Txikon's team reached 4,900m, to the foot of...
Everest's summit area, looking rather dry of snow.

2023 Everest Deaths Totaled 18, the Worst Ever

The Himalayan Database has updated its spring 2023 statistics....
A tiny climber on a big ice-covered face, entering a free-hanging section.

New Ice Climbing Routes Everywhere: Dolomites, Norway, and Scotland

The cold days across central and northern Europe have...
The climber looking okay but in shck, with a broken helmet and giving a faint thubs-up.

Martin Sieberer On Ice Climbing and Close Calls

He is still shaken after a very long fall...
Two climbers in red on the rocky summit of a mainly snowy peak, the long valley behind them.

Mattia Conte Joins Alex Txikon on Winter Annapurna

Alex Txikon is currently hiking in to winter Annapurna. The...
file headshots of the climbers

Bodies of Missing Climbers Found on Cerro Marmolejo

Yesterday, rescue pilots spotted the bodies of Ignacio Lucero,...
Location of marapi volcano drawn as a red triangle on a map of Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi.

Twelve Still Missing after Indonesian Eruption

When Mount Marapi, an Indonesian volcano on the island...
Matteo Della Bordella

Matteo Della Bordella’s 2023: From Patagonia to the Karakoram

Matteo Della Bordella has always sought new lines on...
Lucero poses on the summit in a sunny day, with a ski mask on his forehead.

Guide and Two Clients Missing on Chilean Volcano

Argentinian mountain guide Ignacio Lucero and his two clients...
Eric Gilbertson and Andreas Frydensberg on a summit.

Eric Gilbertson Becomes Just 3rd American to Get Snow Leopard Award

Eric Gilbertson of the U.S. and Andreas Frydensberg of...

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