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Tonight Juanito Oiarzabal is following Inaki's footsteps.

ExWeb interview: Juan Oiarzabal, "They are not climbers"

Posted: May 24, 2006 09:00 pm EDT

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(MountEverest.net) Juan âJuanitoâ Oiarzabal knows what he's talking about when it comes to Himalayan climbing - after all nobody has summited as many 8000ers as he has (21 in total). Despite his widespread experience, Juan has, at times, gone too far for a summit - pushing, when he should have stopped. Last time it happened it nearly cost him his life.If Oiarzabal has learned anything from the mountains, it's to always climb with friends. Juan has been rescued a number of times, and he never beat around the bush about it;...

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