Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

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

K2: Nirmal Purja Speaks About Ropes, O2, and the Summit Plan

In an interview on Bulgarian national television yesterday, Nirmal...

Manaslu: Alex Txikon Leads a Risky Summit Push Without Moro

It's cold, windy, and snowing intermittently on Manaslu, which...

Winter K2 Wraps Up With Many Unanswered Questions

The recent winter expedition to K2 writes a new...

Manaslu, Laila Peak Updates

At Manaslu Base Camp, the climbers are getting some...

Manaslu: Climbers Back In Base Camp

Wind and snow have forced Alex Txikon and his...

Manaslu: Txikon & Co. Refuse to Give Up

Deep snow is forcing Alex Txikon's group to struggle...

K2: An Earthquake and an Accusation

An earthquake in Pakistan, and a controversial accusation that...

Manaslu: Moro Back Down — For a Pair Of Crampons?!

The crazy, unpredictable Manaslu climb had a new wrinkle...

Everest 2021: Where Things Stand Now

Although the winter season continues on Manaslu, spring is...

Manaslu: Deep Snow Forces Climbers to Set a Lower Camp 2

The heavy snowfall of the last two days has...

K2 Rescuers Refuse To Quit: Is it Worth it?

John Snorri, Ali Sadpara, and Juan Pablo Mohr have...

Manaslu: Weather Not Cooperating

Alex Txikon, Cheppal Sherpa, and Gelum Sherpa left Manaslu...

Avalanches Plague Western U.S., Europe

Last Saturday, eight backcountry skiers were caught in an...

Manaslu: A Valentine’s Day Summit?

Climbers on Manaslu are on the move again, and...

The Mess on K2: Interview With Antonios Sykaris

Details have begun to emerge of the mess that...

Poles Return To Winter Karakorum, Target Leila Peak

Because of the tragic events on K2, we naturally...

K2: Bad Weather Settles In

With the departure of the main group of climbers...

Another Loss to Mourn: Cala Cimenti Dies in Avalanche

What is wrong this year? Another promising climber with...

More Drama on K2: Imtiaz and Akbar Refuse to Leave

The search operation on K2 remains confusing, to say...

K2: Search Called Off

For the third day in a row, and despite...

Manaslu: Malla and Tenji Sherpa Quit; Summit Push Next Week?

Vinajak Jay Malla and Tenji Sherpa have surprisingly given...

K2: Search Resumes at Dawn; Climbers Begin Telling Their Story

Some of Pakistan's top politicians, including Prime Minister Imran...

K2: Sajid Sadpara Safely Back

Night has fallen on K2. In the midst of...

K2: Pakistani Climbers Attempting Rescue

Battling the odds and increasingly strong winds, two Pakistani...

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