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)
Portrait of Schnell against a snowy peak

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Kangchenjunga early in the morning viewed from Tiger Hill, Darjeeling.

Kangchenjunga 1991: ‘See and Remember, Do and Understand’

The third highest mountain in the world, 8,586m Kangchenjunga...
Mitre Peak seen from Concordia Camp.

Savage Soul: The Lone Ascent of Mitre Peak

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Ammon McNeely in 2020.

Legendary Climber Ammon McNeely Dies in Accident

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Sarah Hueniken belaying Will Gadd on one of the lines on the Helmcken Falls

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At 141m, Helmcken Falls is the fourth-highest waterfall in...
Amne Machin the most sacred mountain in eastern Tibet.

A Short History of Amne Machin, Once Believed to Be Higher Than Everest

The Amne Machin is the eastern extension of the...
Lake Nordenskjold and behind Torres del Paine.

A Freak Accident Near Torres del Paine

This has been an unusually fatal season in Patagonia,...
Grand Pic de Belledonne.

The First Winter Solo of the Rebuffat Route on Pic de Belledonne

On Feb. 5, French mountain guide Thibault Sibille (32)...
Heading toward the snow dome high on the southwest ridge of Peak ca 6,400m.

The First Ascent of Phu Kang

The American Alpine Journal recently shed light on a...

Yasuo Kato, a Samurai on Everest: Winter 1982

From its first ascent in 1953 to the end...
La Meije.

Ever Upwards: The Zsigmondy Brothers and the Early Days of Alpinism

The Alps, the largest mountain range exclusively in Europe,...
Cerro Torre, Poincenot, and Fitz Roy.

Why It’s So Hard to Rescue Climbers in Patagonia

Patagonia's mountains and impressive granite towers are ideal for...
The Central Tower of Paine.

Three to Attempt ‘Riders on the Storm’ on Torre Central

Siebe Vanhee, Brette Harrington, and Jacopo Larcher are on...
The Care Bear Traverse

The Care Bear Traverse; Fitz Roy Rescue Ends

Two weeks after opening a new line on Aguja...
Colin Haley on Fitz Roy.

First Alpine-Style Solo of Fitz Roy’s Goretta Pillar

Colin Haley returned to Patagonia this month to take...
Dhaulagiri I from the air, poking above clouds

Dhaulagiri: A Short History of Successes and Failures

With Herve Barmasse and David Goettler poised to attempt...
Nanda Devi massif.

The Story of Nanda Devi: Irresistible Will Meets Immovable Goddess

The state of Uttarakhand in northern India is often...
"The Crystal Ship" first ascent route on Pumari Chhish East.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2022: #1: First Ascent of Pumari Chhish East

Pumari Chhish East is a difficult secondary peak of...
Changabang 2022.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2022: #5: Changabang – First Repeat of the Boardman-Tasker-Route

Last spring, three climbers from the New Zealand Alpine...
The unclimbed southwest face of Fang, whose vertical wall rises 4,9 km high towards the sky.

The Annapurna Massif: More Than Annapurna I

On June 3, 1950, French mountaineers Maurice Herzog and...

Chogolisa: Cornices, Two Summits, and a Doll

Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful mountains...
yellow tents in a hollow on Cho Oyu

A Brief History of Climbing on Cho Oyu

At 8,188m, Cho Oyu is the sixth-highest mountain in...
The line along the south face on Chekigo peak, climbed in November 2022 by a Japanese team.

A Bold Attempt on Chekigo Peak

Last month, from November 5-7, an experienced Japanese party...
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...

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