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.


Kangchung Nup Summit!

Today, Toshiyuki Yamada and Takeshi Tani successfully climbed the...

Second Seven Summits: Mount Townsend

The Second Seven Summits involves climbing the second-highest peak...

Annapurna Climbers Struggle; Plus Updates on the Other 8,000’ers

Annapurna (8,091m) summit push Heavy snowfall has prompted the 8K...

Annapurna Update: Climbers in Camp 2

The summit push on Annapurna I (8,091 m) is...

Annapurna: Summit Push Begins

A summit push on the 10th highest and one...

Spring Himalayan Update: More on Who’s Where, Doing What

Peter Hamor, Marius Gane and Horia Colibasanu arrived yesterday...

Nima Tenji Sherpa Dies in Everest’s Khumbu Icefall

Nima Tenji Sherpa, a climbing guide from Waku, Solukhumbu...

A Lone Ukrainian Will Climb Everest; Plus Updates From Makalu, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Annapurna

Climbers on most of the spring Himalayan mountains are...

Rescue on Dhaulagiri: Dawa Sherpa is Safe in Base Camp

Chhang Dawa Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks has told...

Two Other Summits on Dhaulagiri

Seven Summit Treks reports that Antonios Sykaris of Greece...

Mount Logan, North America’s Second-Highest Peak

Mount Logan (5,959m) is the highest mountain in Canada...

Mount Tyree, Antarctica’s Second-Highest Peak

The Second Seven Summits, the less-known and more difficult...

Escape from Camp 354: Mount Kenya, 1943

The history of Africa's second-highest peak culminates in the...

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: Mount Asgard, 1994

In 1994, Noel Craine, Paul Pritchard, Steve Quinlan, and...

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: Minya Konka, 1982

Here, we tell the story of Minya Konka, a...

Gurans Himal: Stories From the Far Western Himalaya

In the far northwest of Nepal lies a little-known...

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,...

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