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.


Pesce’s Body To Remain on Cerro Torre

Late last month, an avalanche of ice and stones...

Through the Unknown to the Impossible: Lhotse Middle

At 8,516m, Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on...

Cerro Torre: A Timeline of What Happened

As we previously reported, Corrado Pesce's rescue operation ended...

Drone Spots Body on Cerro Torre, No Hope for Corrado Pesce

The Italian mountaineer Corrado Pesce "can no longer be...

Avalanche on Cerro Torre Strikes One of the World’s Best Climbers

At dawn, an avalanche hit Argentine mountain guide Tomas...

Everest Obsession: The Pasang Lhamu Case

The autumn of 1990 broke all previous records for...

Into The Wild: Gaurishankar

For a time in the 19th century, 7,134m Gaurishankar...

The Ogre: Much More than the Classic Scott/Bonington Survival Tale

Baintha Brakk I (7,285m), better known as Ogre I,...

On The Meaning of Companionship: Haramosh, 1957

Mount Haramosh was first noted in 1947 by a...

The Hidden Treasure: Kongur Tagh, 1981

Kongur Tagh (7,719m) lies in the Kashgar Mountains, near...

Cho Oyu 1964 and the Strange Double Life of Fritz Stammberger

The almanacs of climbing history prefer not to include...

Delirium: Ghent Kangri, 1961

At 7,401m, Ghent Kangri is the third highest mountain...

When Darkness Comes: K2 in 2005

Before 2005, only a few climbers had climbed K2...

The Lone Wolves of Makalu

A history of remarkable solo climbs on one of...

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: The Trango Towers

In the Karakorum, a group of rock towers feature...

Mountains Climbed Just Once, or Not At All

Far from the murmur of people and the glow...

The Women Who Are Pushing Ice Climbing Forward

As in mountaineering, there are still more men than...

The Outsiders: Bonatti, Kurtyka, and Twight

Every year, hundreds of people climb on fixed ropes...

The Fury of the Beauty: Gyachung Kang 2002

Between Nepal and China, between Cho Oyu and Everest,...

Mount Everest: Everything You Wanted to Know

Some of us love Mount Everest, some of us...

Yearning Hearts: Inside the Minds of Free Soloists

Climbing without ropes or a harness is not madness....

Trapped and Starving: Baffin Island 1995

Baffin Island, the fifth-largest island on Earth, is an...

The Wabi-Sabi of Latok IV

The first ascent of Latok IV is a tale...

Where Shepherds Stop: The 1991 Tragedy on Kawagarbo

One of the worst-ever mountaineering tragedies occurred not in...

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