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)
Jeff Mercier climbing.

Jeff Mercier and Greg Boswell Complete Hard Scottish Winter Routes

Jeff Mercier and Greg Boswell seem drawn to technical,...
An unnamed 3,000'er near the south wall of Shkhara.

Shkhara Team Delays Climb, Warms Up on Unnamed Peak

A few days ago, the Hungarian National Climbing Team...
Sasha DiGiulian and Mariana 'Mango' Ordonez.

Sasha DiGiulian and ‘Mango’ Ordonez Climb El Sendero Luminoso

Sasha DiGiulian and Mariana ‘Mango’ Ordonez have climbed the...
Climbing in the Dolomites

New Mixed Route on Monte Taburlo in the Italian Dolomites

On Jan. 21, Luca Vallata, Davide Cassol, and Riccardo...
Heli-skiers in the Skeena Mountains.

Three Die and Four Seriously Injured In Heli-skier Crash

On Jan. 22, a helicopter crashed in the Skeena...
A photo from the Shkhara south face attempt four years ago.

Shkhara Winter Expedition Reaches the Glacier

The Hungarian National Climbing Team has started its winter...
Denis Urubko.

Winter Gasherbrum I: Urubko Making Progress

Denis Urubko reached the Gasherbrums base camp on Jan....
The planned new route on Shkhara's south face.

Winter Expedition Heads to Georgia’s Highest Peak

The Hungarian National Climbing Team is heading to Georgia...
Matthew Pavitt on the Cuillin Ridge traverse.

Winter FKT of Scotland’s Cuillin Ridge Traverse

On Jan. 11, Matthew Pavitt set a new FKT...

Two Rescues: On an Austrian Mountain and in a Slovenian Cave

Five days ago, there was a difficult, 15-hour rescue...
Riso Nemec and Adam Kaniak on the summit of Spik after ascending the challenging Direktna route on the north wall of Spik.

Slovak Duo Climbs Direct North Wall Route on Spik

On Jan. 5, Adam Kaniak and Riso Nemec of...
Laura Tiefenthaler in front of Fitz Roy.

Two Good Patagonia Ascents Kick Off the New Year

Over the last month, Patagonian climbers have used favorable...
Aconcagua from the air.

Two Die on Aconcagua

The climbing season has just started on 6,962m Aconcagua,...
Kazuya Hiraide, left, and Kenro Nakajima in the lowlands.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2023: #1: The Secret Line on Tirich Mir

On July 23, Japanese climbers Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro...
From left to right: Mathieu Maynadier, Roger Schaeli, and Simon Gietl.

Top 10 Expeditions of 2023: #5: Meru South

On May 13, Mathieu Maynadier, Roger Schaeli, and Simon...
Tom Hornbein.

Mountaineers We Lost in 2023

Today, ExplorersWeb would like to remember the mountaineers we...
head shots of the two climbers

Gietl, Feistl Open New Route in South Tyrol

On Dec. 11, Simon Gietl and Martin Feistl opened...
Gasherbrum I.

A Summary of Past Winter Expeditions on Gasherbrum I

Gasherbrum I, or Hidden Peak, lies in the Karakoram...
climber near the top of a frozen waterfall

New Route on Patagonia’s Cerro San Valentin

In five tough but glorious days last week, Spaniards...
Nieves Gil (left) and Lucia Guichot.

Spanish Women Climb Fitz Roy’s ‘Supercanaleta’

After six intense days and five bivouacs, Lucia Guichot...

Let’s Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of International Mountain Day

Today, Dec. 11, is International Mountain Day. It all began...
Marapi erupts.

Eleven Found Dead Out Of Twelve Missing After Indonesian Eruption

As we reported earlier this week, 11 people were...
Cerro Nora West in winter

A First Ascent In Northern Patagonia

Last week, Italians Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera made...
San Boran Peak.

Avalanche Kills Five Climbers in Iran

On Nov. 24, an avalanche hit nine members of...

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