Kris Annapurna

Kris Annapurna

Title: Writer, real state agent in Spain, translator and interpreter
Location: Madrid, Spain
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  • Topics of Expertise: Alpinism, history of alpinism, news, stories, updates, expeditions, great mountain ranges, Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir, other mountain ranges, wingsuiting, climbing, free solo, BASE, mountaineering literature, outdoors.
  • Years in This Expertise: 4 years active by publishing a special account on mountaineering on Twitter, almost 1 year at ExplorersWeb.
  • Number of Products & Number of Hours Expert Has Tested: 10,000+ hours

Education & Certifications

  • Education: Complutense University Madrid, Spain. Philology
  • Years of Writing: 4+ at personal level, almost 1 year for Explorersweb
  • Certifications: Translator (specializing in criminal law)

A Word From KrisAnnapurna

  • Why Author Chose This Career: As a writer for ExplorersWeb, I feel myself a very lucky person. I love this job and the team. I feel that I can be creative when suggesting topics and writing. All my colleagues are supportive and never cut my wings. My passion is writing about alpinism, climbing and mountaineering. I spend more than eight hours per day dedicating myself to it.
  • How Author Began Career: I started to be interested in mountaineering communication thanks to my friend, Sebastian Alvaro, who for more than 30 years was the director and creator of Al Filo de Lo Imposible, the acclaimed documentary series about the best era of Spanish alpinism. Through him, I met a lot of alpinists and learned their stories and careers. I started to run a Twitter account dedicated to mountaineering.
  • Personal Interests: Sports history in general, fencing (epee), reading, dogs and animals in general, trekking, painting, music, drawing. When younger: sprinter (100m)
Namcha Barwa on a blue-bird day.

Gyala Peri and Namcha Barwa: Two Hard 7,000’ers Climbed Only Once

At the eastern end of the Himalaya lies a...
Eiger's Nordwand.

Winter Soloists: Crazy, Maybe. Committed, Definitely

Solo winter ascents lie at the extreme end of...
View of Barnaj II. The trio climbed the rightmost of the three grouped pointed peaks.

New Route on Barnaj II in India’s Kishtwar Himal

There were two interesting recent expeditions to the Himalaya...
wingsuiter flying over small figures atop Mont Blanc

The Longest Wingsuit Flight in History

Fred Fugen, Vincent Cotte, and Nic Scalabrino have performed...
Ama Dablam 6,812m, Himalaya, Nepal. Photo: Ishita Dharnidharka

French Climber Dies on Ama Dablam

After the death of Mingma Wangdi Sherpa a few...
The young victim bouldering

Climbing Talent Jonas Hainz Dies Soloing on Monte Magro

Promising climber and rescue specialist Jonas Hainz (25) died...
Chumbu, a few hundred meters form Tibet.

Nepal, UPDATED: Action on Annapurna IV, Chumbu, and Pungi

A 14-man Russian team is currently climbing Annapurna IV...
The Magic Line drawn onto K2 showing the route up the southwestern ridge of the mountain.

A Short History of K2’s Magic Line

Reinhold Messner named it the "Magic Line", a dangerous...
Kristin Harila.

No Chinese Permit for Kristin Harila

In the end, Kristin Harila of Norway did not...
The new route "Invisible Transformation" on the northern wall of Mount Prisojnik, called Ajdovska Deklica

First Free Ascent of Slovenia’s ‘Heathen Maiden’

In August, Slovenian Luka Lindic made the first free...
Junko Tabei climbing on bare rocks up Bolivar Peak, Venezuela.

Small Country, Big Impact: A Short History of Japanese Alpinism

It is difficult to find mountains in the Himalaya...
Silvo Karo portrait by rocks.

Silvo Karo to Receive Lifetime Piolet d’Or

Silvo Karo will receive the Walter Bonatti-Piolet d'Or Lifetime...

Manaslu Avalanche Update; Plus, Hilaree Nelson Cremated Today

As we reported this morning, a huge avalanche hit...
Manaslu Base Camp as the avalanche front rolls in

Avalanches Strike Manaslu and Dhaulagiri; At Least One Dead

This morning at about 9:40 am local time, a...
climber raising arms on sharp summit peak

More Summits on Manaslu in Brief Weather Window

This morning at 8 am local time, six climbers...
Andrzej Bargiel portrait in Everest Base Camp with backpack

More Manaslu Summits; Bargiel Set to Go Again On Everest

This morning, several clients and their Sherpas summited Manaslu,...
View of snowy white Jitchu Drake

Jitchu Drake, Bhutan’s Most Interesting Mountain

Though a small country, Bhutan claims 21 peaks higher...
Wall in Eastern Greenland

Big-Wall Climbing: What is it, Which Wall is the Biggest, and Why is This Climbing Different?

Last month, American Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay of...

Updated: Only Three Survive the Ordeal on Klyuchevskaya

Only three of the 12 climbers on Klyuchevskaya volcano...
Klyuchevskaya with weirdly beautiful sunset clouds

Two More Die on Klyuchevskaya; Death Toll Now Eight

Two more members of the 12-person group on Klyuchevskaya...
Distant view of th volcano

Tragedy on Klyuchevskaya: Weather Halts Rescue Helicopters, Six Still Stranded

A sixth victim has died on 4,754m Klyuchevskaya Sopka,...
aerial view of Mt. Klyuchevsky

Five Climbers Die in Fall on Kamchatka’s Klyuchevskaya Volcano

Five climbers have died in a fall on 4,754m...

Slovak Pair Open a New Route on Kyrgyzstan’s Mt. Zabor

On August 13 and 14, Slovaks Juraj Svingal and...
one of the missing climbers

Two Mountaineers Missing on 6,900m Peak in Northern India

Two Indian climbers, Tapi Mra and Niku Dao, have...

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