Thanks to his strength, speed, and character, Iñaki Ochoa de Olza was part of the small group that makes up the elite of world Himalayan climbers. In 2008, a stroke immobilized him at 7,400 meters on Annapurna. Five days of epic efforts by some of the best Himalayan climbers were not enough to rescue him, and one of the most admired mountaineers left us. This lucid and raw account reveals how he understood the mountains and life.
Education and formation
We work in our community to promote citizenship committed to the most disadvantaged people in our world.
We aim to contribute to people getting informed, educated, organized, and mobilized to change exclusionary situations.
We create educational proposals based on the movie “Pura Vida,” the documentary “La Voz de Iñaki,” and the books “Bajo los cielos de Asia” by Iñaki Ochoa de Olza and “Los catorce de Iñaki” by Jorge Nagore.
May 19, 2008, east ridge of Annapurna. Iñaki Ochoa de Olza fades at 7,400 meters. His Romanian friend Horia Colibasanu accompanies him. After his distress call, fourteen climbers and many more people in Nepal and other countries fought against the clock to rescue the well-known Navarrese Himalayan climber on one of the most beautiful and inaccessible mountains on the planet. This book tells the story of five days in May when they fought against logic, common sense, and destiny.
It’s a small story about the life of Iñaki Ochoa de Olza narrated for the little ones. With images by Ana Azpilicueta, they will travel through Nepal, get to know its people, culture, and way of life. In addition to learning a sketch of the life of the Navarrese mountaineer Iñaki Ochoa de Olza and his philosophy of life.
Your mobile phone rings. A voice asks for your help: you must carry out a rescue on one of the most dangerous mountains in the Himalayas. If you accept, your life will be at great risk.
On the southern face of Annapurna, at 7,400 meters altitude, Iñaki Ochoa de Olza is in agony. Alongside him, his climbing partner, Horia Colibasanu, sounds the alarm. And from the other side of the world, an unprecedented rescue is organized in the history of Himalayan mountaineering. This film is the story of a group of people who received that call. They didn’t hesitate and responded immediately: “Yes, I’m coming.”
Despite putting their lives in danger, they all responded with one of the most basic instincts of human beings: the impulse to try to save someone’s life.
During the exceptional rescue operation, we discover that this group of people not only shares the love for the mountains they climb but also deep principles and goals that define their way of living life.
This film is a journey that represents the main values and the essence of human nature.
Beyond its peaks, Iñaki is exceptional. So is the rescue operation to save his life and the people who risk theirs for him. Because their rule is to live. To live in the only possible way: intensely and honestly.
‘Iñaki’s voice’ is a documentary that captures the vital testimony of Iñaki Ochoa de Olza Seguín. It does not narrate his death but his life. It does so based on archive material, recovered from various sources. ‘Iñaki’s voice’ speaks to us about his relationship with Navarre, his family, and the mountains. Through his relationship with the mountains, it speaks to us about effort, nature, friendship, joy, pain, intense life, bourgeois life, happiness, and death. ‘Iñaki’s voice’,” as always in its presentations, stirs our comfortable conscience, opens our eyes to the real, and encourages us to wake up to life.