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)
the north face of Chiling II.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 5: Chiling II

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
Avalanche remains on snowy slope

Brush With Death: Hungarian Duo Survives Huge Avalanche in Hindu Kush

Last week, a big avalanche hit Hungary's David Klein...
aerial of the Khumbu Icefall on Everest

Amazing Drone Footage of Everest, From Base Camp to Summit

As drones improve, the aerial worlds they open up...
Ultar Sar on the right, Bojohagur Duan Asir on the left. On the far left is Hunza Peak and the distinctive rock needle of Bublimotin.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 4: Ultar Sar

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
Jannu (Khumbhakarna) North Face and Jannu East.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 3: Jannu East

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
Yashkuk Sar I.

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 2: Yashkuk Sar

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...

Climbing History of the Peaks of the 2024 Cutting Edge Grants. Part 1: Shivling

Every spring for over a century, the American Alpine...
selfie of two smiling alpinists

A First Ski Descent in the French Alps

Benjamin Vedrines and Nicolas Jean have made the first...
The Stane Belak-Strauf Memorial Route.

Classic Climbs: The Northwest Face of Ama Dablam, 1996

For many, 6,814m Ama Dablam is one of the...
Kami Rita Sherpa.

More Everest Summits, Dhaulagiri Hopes Dashed

Several more climbers have topped out on Everest today,...
group of Nepalese against background of Mount Everest

First Everest Summits. On Kangchenjunga, Strong Winds Abort Push

Yesterday at 8.15 pm, 10 sherpa rope fixers summited...
The south face of Dhaulagiri I, viewed from Poon Hill at sunrise.

The South Face of Dhaulagiri I: One Of the Himalaya’s Last Great Challenges

The 4,100m South Face of Dhaulagiri I has stymied...
One of the US duo ascending Tengkangpoche this month.

Two Americans Climb New Route on Tengkangpoche

On April 23, Patrick Johnson and Patrick Gephart of...
Thomas Bukowski, Anna Pfaff and Andres Marin at their highest point.

Anna Pfaff Makes Triumphant Return to Alaska With New Route on Mount Providence

In her first Alaska climb since losing several toes...
Everest north side as seen from Rongbuk.

Everest Super Direct: The Japanese and Hornbein Couloirs

Two legendary Americans deviating from the normal route, two...
Lenin Peak.

This Project Aims to Make a Dangerous Asian Peak Safer

In order to improve safety on 7,134m Pik Lenin...
yellow tents and Annapurna's base camp in the sunshine

A Close Call at Annapurna Base Camp

Vadim Druelle of France had a close call at...
Avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall.

The Khumbu Icefall: A Tomb for Countless Sherpas On Everest

The climbing season has started in the Himalaya, and...

More No-O2 Expeditions to Everest and Makalu

Two mountaineers will climb without supplementary oxygen or personal...
Jugal Himal.

Solo Climber Heads for Newly Opened Jugal 3

Nepal's Department of Tourism of Nepal has published an...

Here’s How Rare No-O2 Climbs on 8,000m Peaks Have Become

As the climbing season starts in the Himalaya, we...
Benjamin Vedrines in his two-day-spedd marathon in the Alps.

Benjamin Vedrines: 16 Peaks, 110km, 11,830m Vertical in Two Days

Benjamin Vedrines continues with his extreme training for the...
The three steep couloirs that Lafaille and Manners climbed and skied down.

Italian Alps: Three Difficult Couloir Ski Descents in a Single Day

On March 14, Tom Lafaille and Fay Manners skied...
Nicolas Jaeger on Nevado Huascaran in 1979.

Alpine Mystery: Nicolas Jaeger’s 1980 Disappearance on Lhotse Shar

Any list of almost-forgotten climbers who deserve to be...

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