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.

The Quiet Himalaya: A New Route on Chamlang

While Everest snags the headlines, the most remarkable climb...
Traffic jamps on Everest upper sections, May 22, 2019

Everest Crowds, No-O2 Summits

Everest saw dozens more summits today, including several from...
Traffic Jam Everest Hillary Step

Hundreds of Summits, Traffic Jams and Another Climber Lost on Everest

Once again, the upper slopes of Everest have shown...
Everest summit pyramid

All Eyes on Everest as Summit Wave Approaches

Climbers are approaching the summit from both sides of...
Kami Rita Sherpa

Kami Rita Sherpa Notches 24th Everest Summit

The south side of Everest saw 14 summits yesterday,...
Walking in the dark on Everest. Image by Seven Summit treks

Why So Many Deaths in the Himalaya This Year?

Eleven people have died so far on six 8000'ers...
Everest Camp 2. Image by Sergi Mingote.

Mingote and Mohr Launch No-02 Everest Bid

After one day in Camp 2, recovering from Lhotse...

Bielecki and Berg Call Off Annapurna

Looking up at Langtang Lirung from their isolated Base...
Sergi Mingote

Survivors Safe on Lhotse; Mingote Ponders Next Move

Amid all the bad news of deaths in the...

No Go for Bielecki and Berg on Langtang Lirung: “We chose safety”

Between ambition and safety, ambition may take you further,...
Kangchenjunga Base Camp. Image by 7Summits treks.

More Summits: Kangchenjunga & Makalu

Large expeditions are seemingly applying Everest tactics on all...

Himalayan Action Heats Up: Summits Expected Soon

Sergi Mingote and his mates on Lhotse are currently...
Sergi Mingote in Everest Base Camp

Kami Rita Aims for 23rd Everest Summit; No-O2 Climbers on Lhotse

As the news spread -- the wind had finally dropped...
Adam Bielecki and Felix Berg in front of Lantang Lirung

Bielecki and Berg: Last Chance on Langtang Lirung

With the jet stream finally lifting above the high...
Kangchenjunga climbers. Image by Juan Pablo Sarjanovich.

Kangchenjunga Summit Push is On

Summit action is not yet unfolding on Everest or...

Poles Postpone Winter K2 Expedition; Rumors Fly

Yesterday, the Polish expedition to winter K2 was postponed...
Romano Benet and Nives Meroi

Veteran 14x8000m Summiters Eye New Routes in the Himalaya

They fought, failed, summited, survived -- sometimes by sheer...

Bielecki and Berg Pushing Among Avalanches on Langtang Lirung

Adam Bielecki and Felix Berg are doing it again:...
Sergi Mingote

Sergi Mingote Aims to Summit a Record Number of 8000’ers in One Year

Sergi Mingote is back in Nepal, with an ambitious...
Khumbu Icefall 2019. Photo: Ryan Waters

Insider Report: Everest BC to Camp 2 in Great Shape

While the climbing world's attention shifts towards light, no-O2...
Annapurna Base Camp. Image by Seven Summits Treks.

Breaking: Dozens Summit Annapurna Today

Once a rarely visited 8000'er because of its complexity...

Hong Sung-Taek Returns to Lhotse South Face

This is the story of a lifelong personal quest....
Alex Txikon

Txikon Interview, Part II: What Really Happened to Nardi and Ballard

The most-discussed aspect of Alex Txikon's winter K2 expedition...
Basque (Spanish) Alex Txikon on winter K2

Exclusive: Alex Txikon on a Troubled K2 Winter Base Camp

Alex Txikon has both done a lot and has...

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