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)
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...
Eiger's Nordwand.

Winter Soloists: Crazy, Maybe. Committed, Definitely

Solo winter ascents lie at the extreme end of...
View of Barnaj II. The trio climbed the rightmost of the three grouped pointed peaks.

New Route on Barnaj II in India’s Kishtwar Himal

There were two interesting recent expeditions to the Himalaya...
wingsuiter flying over small figures atop Mont Blanc

The Longest Wingsuit Flight in History

Fred Fugen, Vincent Cotte, and Nic Scalabrino have performed...
Ama Dablam 6,812m, Himalaya, Nepal. Photo: Ishita Dharnidharka

French Climber Dies on Ama Dablam

After the death of Mingma Wangdi Sherpa a few...
The young victim bouldering

Climbing Talent Jonas Hainz Dies Soloing on Monte Magro

Promising climber and rescue specialist Jonas Hainz (25) died...
Chumbu, a few hundred meters form Tibet.

Nepal, UPDATED: Action on Annapurna IV, Chumbu, and Pungi

A 14-man Russian team is currently climbing Annapurna IV...
The Magic Line drawn onto K2 showing the route up the southwestern ridge of the mountain.

A Short History of K2’s Magic Line

Reinhold Messner named it the "Magic Line", a dangerous...
Kristin Harila.

No Chinese Permit for Kristin Harila

In the end, Kristin Harila of Norway did not...
The new route "Invisible Transformation" on the northern wall of Mount Prisojnik, called Ajdovska Deklica

First Free Ascent of Slovenia’s ‘Heathen Maiden’

In August, Slovenian Luka Lindic made the first free...
Junko Tabei climbing on bare rocks up Bolivar Peak, Venezuela.

Small Country, Big Impact: A Short History of Japanese Alpinism

It is difficult to find mountains in the Himalaya...

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