He was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz the 30th of March 1956.
Summarizing, the most outstanding of his records, Juanito Oiarzabal is the sixth man who gets to reach the 14 tops higher than 8000 meters, but at the same time is the third who did it without artificial oxygen. Currently, he has 26 “eight thousands”, so that he has the worldwide “record” regarding ascents of these mountains.
He has done ascents in every massif of the peninsula, in the hardest routes. He also has some unprecedented routes of great importance.
In the Alps, the model of the most demanding mountaineering, Juanito Oiarzabal has taken part on the most popular ascents due to its great difficulty.
He climbed in other continents, North America, South America, Africa, and coming back to Himalaya, is there where he feels more comfortable. It could seem obvious after more than 40 expeditions during more than 30 years.