Near the summit of the Annapurna, one of the world’s highest mountains, there is a man in the throes of death. Someone in his rope team raises the alarm, and a team of mountain rescue experts from over ten different countries come to aid the dying climber. This film gives a detailed account of the four-day rescue efforts out of the mouth of the protagonists. It also answers the question we ask ourselves when we see the amazing response of solidarity between mountaineers from all over the world: Who is that man? He is Iñaki Ochoa de Olza Seguín, one of the best Himalayan explorers ever. Iñaki was an exceptional man beyond the summits he climbed, and so were the members of the rescue team who tried to save his life. They all experience life in the only way they can: intensely and honestly.
Pablo Iraburu began his career making video clips, advertising spots, cartoons, institutional and corporate videos, and contributions to fiction films. Founder of Arena Audiovisual, he has made documentaries for the UN, the Government of Spain, and ONGs such as Manos Unidas, Medicus Mundi, or Ayuda en Acción and directed documentaries in Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, Chad, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Thailand, and India. His latest feature documentary is Nömadak Tx, which he made with Raúl de la Fuente in India, Lapland, the Sahara, and Mongolia. Nömadak Tx has received awards in the festivals of San Sebastián, Guadalajara, SilverDocs, Durban, and Belfast, and was voted second audience favourite of the past 20 years at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFA. Iraburu is now working on the Pura vida/Pure Life project and developing the feature documentary Chinese Mona Lisa, co-directed with Francisco Bello and Tim Stenberg.
Migueltxo Molina played different crew roles in feature films like Savage Grace, starring Julianne Moore, Mia Sarah, Girls Never Call, Americano, and El rancho de la paloma. At present, he works as a filmmaker and editor in the documentary production company Arena Comunicación Audiovisual, based in Pamplona, Navarra.