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)
"Ya Pe Cholo" on the northwest face of 6,162m Ranrapalca.

New Route in the Cordillera Blanca

At the end of August, Eneko Pou, Iker Pou,...

The Five Highest Unclimbed Mountains in the World. #4: Karjiang I

In this series, we look at the world's five...
Sharphu VI

Japanese Teams Attempting Unclimbed 6,000’ers

Piolet d'Or winner Yasuhiro Hanatani is leading a Japanese...
Trango Tower (a.k.a Nameless Tower). Photo: Mirco

Italian Pair Repeats ‘Eternal Flame’ on the Nameless Tower

Last week, two Italian climbers, Mirco Grasso and Giacomo...

Danger in the Alps: Huge Rockfalls on the Eiger and the Matterhorn

Alpinist Robert Jasper reported today that a large rockfall...
The Apsarasas group of mountains.

The Five Highest Unclimbed Mountains in the World. #3: Apsarasas Kangri I

In this series, we look at the world's five...
Kenro Nakajima (left) and Kazuya Hiraide after summiting Karun Koh.

Secret Line On Tirich Mir; K2 West Face Announced

After making the first ascent of the north face...
The vast north side of Ghamubar Zom (Dhuli Chhish). The unclimbed north-northwest ridge, which is more than 2,000m high, rises away from the camera on the right of the picture and ends at the northwest summit.

Three Strong Japanese Teams Targeting First Ascents

Three strong Japanese teams are attempting three separate first...
Utulie'n Aure (8-/RS3/I) in the Dolomites.

New Multi-Pitch Route in the Dolomites

In mid-July, Czech climbers Michal Coubal, Martin Tucka, and...
The three climbers on the top.

Leo Houlding and the East Face of Mount Asgard

This summer, climber and adventurer Leo Houlding, along with...
Gasherbrum IV.

Gasherbrum IV: Golovchenko and Nilov On The Plateau

Dmitry Golovchenko and Sergey Nilov have started their alpine-style...
Left to right: Nicolas Jean, Julien Cruvellier de Luze, and Benjamin Vedrines after topping out on the fourth "dent" of La Meije.

New Route on South of La Meije

Benjamin Vedrines, Nicolas Jean, and Julien Cruvellier de Luze...
Latok Peaks and the Ogre's thumb.

New Route on Southwest Face of Latok II

On August 18, Catalan climbers Miquel Mas and Marc...
Ermanno Salvaterra.

Ermanno Salvaterra Dies in Climbing Accident in Italy

Yesterday, well-known Italian climber and mountain guide Ermanno Salvaterra...
View of the southern part of the Skjomen Fjord. Lappviktind in the background.

New Route on Lappviktinden Peak in Norway

Finnish climber Juho Knuuttila has established a new route...
Gasherbrum IV.

Gasherbrum IV: Golovchenko and Nilov Are Ready to Go

Dmitry Golovchenko and Sergey Nilov have told ExplorersWeb that...
Lapche Kang II. Seen from above camp 2, the attempted route of the Polish party in 2016, up the east spur and the southeast face is marked in red. (M) is the main summit (7,250m) of Lapche Kang II. (E) is the east summit of 7,035m. (C3) is camp 3 at 6,600m on the upper terrace.

The Five Highest Unclimbed Mountains in the World. #2: Lapche Kang II

In this series, we look at the world’s five...
Molodaya Gvardiya, 4,398m. (1)From Pereval Chetyryokh, 3A; (2) Belotserkovskiy 's and partners' route AI1 400m; (3) West ridge, 2A.

Two New Ice Routes in Kazakhstan

Between August 2 and August 11, Kirill Belotserkovskiy and...
Shinji Tamura.

Japanese Climber Dies Attempting Unnamed Peak in Pakistan

After each climbing season, news trickles in from interesting...
landslide in the Indian Himalaya

Deadly Floods, Landslides Strike India’s Himalaya

Heavy rainfall in India's Himachal Pradesh has caused huge...
Leo Houlding at Mount Asgard, Baffin Island.

Weather Thwarts Leo Houlding’s Expedition to Mount Asgard

This summer, British rock climber and mountaineer Leo Houlding...
Military Topographers' Peak in the Tien Shan

New Route on 6,873m Peak in Central Tien Shan

On August 7, Russian alpinists Alexey Suharev, Ratmir Mukhametzyanov,...
Kangkar Punzum.

The Five Highest Unclimbed Mountains in the World. #1: Kangkar Punzum

In this series, we will look at the world's...
Bru Busom, left, and Marc Toralles on the Northwest II summit of Saraghrar.

Catalan Team Repeats 1982 Route on Saraghrar

Ten days ago, the Spanish foursome of Marc Toralles,...

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