Kris Annapurna

@KrisAnnapurna reports about outdoor activities, current expeditions, and stories related to the history of mountaineering in the Karakoram, Himalaya, Tien Shan, and other ranges.


Hungarian Summits Lhotse w/o O2; Plus Other News from Everest & Lhotse

Everest and Lhotse had a new wave of O2...

Kenton Cool Notches 16th Everest Summit; Plus Sunday News from Everest and Lhotse

British guide Kenton Cool and his client Rebecca Louise...

Saturday Summits on Four 8,000’ers

As the good Himalayan weather continues, dozens more climbers...

“No Summit is Worth this. I Quit!” — Kangchenjunga; Plus Accident on Makalu

No-O2 climbers struggled today, winds on Everest have delayed...

The West Pillar of Makalu and Why Batard’s Speed Ascent is Still the Fastest

First, let's set the scene with some background on...

Buddhist Monk Makes First Ascent of Saula (6,235m) Near Manaslu

Japanese alpinist and Buddhist monk Daijo Saito announced today...

11 Chinese Summit Everest; More on Annapurna, Other 8,000’ers

Annapurna Yesterday, we conveyed the first impressions of some of...

Annapurna Roundup: 30 Summits, Two Frostbitten Climbers, Three Rescues

Thanks to a successful helicopter longline rescue this morning,...

Kangchung Nup Summit!

Today, Toshiyuki Yamada and Takeshi Tani successfully climbed the...

Second Seven Summits: Mount Townsend

The Second Seven Summits involves climbing the second-highest peak...

Annapurna Climbers Struggle; Plus Updates on the Other 8,000’ers

Annapurna (8,091m) summit push Heavy snowfall has prompted the 8K...

Annapurna Update: Climbers in Camp 2

The summit push on Annapurna I (8,091 m) is...

Annapurna: Summit Push Begins

A summit push on the 10th highest and one...

Spring Himalayan Update: More on Who’s Where, Doing What

Peter Hamor, Marius Gane and Horia Colibasanu arrived yesterday...

Nima Tenji Sherpa Dies in Everest’s Khumbu Icefall

Nima Tenji Sherpa, a climbing guide from Waku, Solukhumbu...

A Lone Ukrainian Will Climb Everest; Plus Updates From Makalu, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Annapurna

Climbers on most of the spring Himalayan mountains are...

Rescue on Dhaulagiri: Dawa Sherpa is Safe in Base Camp

Chhang Dawa Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks has told...

Two Other Summits on Dhaulagiri

Seven Summit Treks reports that Antonios Sykaris of Greece...

Mount Logan, North America’s Second-Highest Peak

Mount Logan (5,959m) is the highest mountain in Canada...

Mount Tyree, Antarctica’s Second-Highest Peak

The Second Seven Summits, the less-known and more difficult...

Escape from Camp 354: Mount Kenya, 1943

The history of Africa's second-highest peak culminates in the...

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: Mount Asgard, 1994

In 1994, Noel Craine, Paul Pritchard, Steve Quinlan, and...

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: Minya Konka, 1982

Here, we tell the story of Minya Konka, a...

Gurans Himal: Stories From the Far Western Himalaya

In the far northwest of Nepal lies a little-known...

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