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Iñaki Ochoa de Olza died this morning

Postby Xim » Fri May 23, 2008 9:35 am

Iñaki died this morning after having fought for his life during several days at Camp4 at Anapurna.. Ohh, how bad, I am really very, very sorry...

Rest in Piece, Iñaki.

My condolences to his family and many friends, and to the montain comunity.

We have all lost one of the best climbers in Spain, and above all, a great man.


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Postby Peak Freak » Fri May 23, 2008 9:50 am

Very sad news.

My condolences to his family and friends for their loss.

My heart goes out to all those involved in the rescue mission. They rallied together and did everything they possibly could.

May those close to him celebrate his memory and may his spirit live on.
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri May 23, 2008 11:19 am

Shit :!: Xim, I'm shocked by the news :( A great climber has left this world even with medical help. Though staying that high four nights was worse than useless. Rest In Peace Iñaki :!: And hurray for the rescue team (Steck, Bowie, Urubko, etc) :!:
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Postby Xim » Fri May 23, 2008 12:25 pm

Efectivamente era un gran hombre que se agarró a la vida a 7,400m. hasta su último suspiro. Un abrazo al equipo de rescate y a todos que intentaban ayudar.

Mikel Urmeneta ya ha escrito un homenaje muy personal en www.elpais.es :



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"Se acaba de morir quien solo se podia morir asi. Un enfermo de la montaña y de la vida. Un amigo con el que cumplimos planes y dejamos otros para mas adelante, aunque a veces la vida, o la muerte, se adelante y te los congele.

Iñaki era una Yak. Un Sherpa Vasco. Un Yeti Surfero. Un Atleta. Un Heavy. Un Mercenario de la Montaña. Un Amante del Himalaya. Un Neandertal Sensible. Era Nieve, y Roca. Y Hielo. Era Puta Montaña.

Iñaki ha muerto donde le ha dao la gana. Que ya es bastante.

El Everest nos presento hace casi 20 años. El es uno de los de la foto. No importa quien. Fue un placer.

Un beso a los que no deben estar tristes, sino orgullosos."
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Postby Cautious » Fri May 23, 2008 12:26 pm

Sad news indeed. Another great HA climber lost.
My sincere condolonces to his family.
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Postby Karrar Haidri » Fri May 23, 2008 1:26 pm

:( May God rest his soul in Eternal Peace. Amen.

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Postby mtnbiker converted » Fri May 23, 2008 2:08 pm

I was at Annapurna BC 2 months ago when they were starting to set up base camp. of the climbers there, he was the guy who was happiest to talk to interested trekkers about their plans, a genuinely nice guy who i wished the best for. I'm so sad to see this news today. RIP.
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Inaki Ochoa de Olza died this morning

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri May 23, 2008 3:41 pm

My deepest condolences to family and friends. He will be missed.
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Postby Dan Shorb » Fri May 23, 2008 4:22 pm

So Don Bowie helped in the rescue effort, though was publicly dissed previously by the guy that died for not being safe enough? :?
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri May 23, 2008 5:17 pm

Could have been a brain injury caused by a quick ascent :?: Bad acclimation :?:
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Gero arte Iñaki

Postby arrazubi » Sat May 24, 2008 2:18 pm

IÑAKI GOGOAN ZAITUGU !!!

R.I.P.
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Postby Rafa Bartolome » Sat May 24, 2008 6:04 pm

Yesterday was a very sad day for the mountaineers of Navarra but today we've walked to the mountains remembering Iñaki, as he wanted, as we want.
I remember Iñaki on the little peak San Cristobal (895m), in Pamplona my hometown, running day after day... with a good spirit, training with his dog... and many times with rain, with snow... always with a smile to all the people. I know it, he smile today on Annapurna but he was happy.

Rest in peace.
Agur Iñaki.
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Postby Xim » Sun May 25, 2008 10:56 pm

All 14 mountaineers who formed part of the diferente rescue-teams have returned safe to BC inspite of bad weather and low visibility. They are all a great proof of solidarity and friendship within the mountaineering community, and also that Iñaki was a person who many, many people really wanted to get out of there alive. He will be truly missed by a lot of people.

Iñaki's body will remain on the Southface of the Annapurna on request of his family, as this is perfectly in line with Iñaki's spirit and relation to the mountains, and also in order not to risk any more lives.

Here is an interview with one of the men who led the rescue-operation from Spain, Jorge Nagore (in Spanish)

"Un rescate así es la grandeza absoluta"

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/deportes/rescate/grandeza/absoluta/elpepudep/20080525elpepidep_3/Tes
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon May 26, 2008 12:36 am

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Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon May 26, 2008 1:59 pm

Open letter from Inaki Ochoa's family.

Thanks to you Iñaki, all of us Spanish climbers will remember you for ever :!:
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