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.

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Karakorum Today: Hidden Peak, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum

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Sure Enough, Crowds of Rookies on K2

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Updated Karakorum News: Broad Peak Summits and More

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Nanga Parbat Climbers Summit, then Descend to Camp 4

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Nanga Parbat Update: Climbers in Camp 4

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The Climbers: Wu Jing and Jackie Chan in New Everest Movie

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Karakorum Update: K2, Broad Peak, Nanga Parbat and More

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A Record 885 Atop Everest in May

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Karakorum Update: Will There Also Be Traffic Jams on K2?

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Karakorum 2019: K2, the Gasherbrums and Nanga Parbat

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Everest May Actually Be Safer Than Ever

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Holecek & Hak: The Inside Story of Their New Route on Chamlang

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Last Chance on Lhotse South Face

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Everest Epilogue: More Summits, Another Fatality

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Updated: The Everest Backlash

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The Quiet Himalaya: A New Route on Chamlang

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Everest saw dozens more summits today, including several from...

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