In spring 2002, he became the tenth man to ascend the fourteen “eight-thousanders. He closed the cycle climbing the difficult and hard East face of Annapurna, which has only been climbed twice.



He is one of the most solid, versatile and charismatic Spanish mountaineer. He started when he was 16 exploring the Spanish Mountains and then the Alps, and the Andes.

Between 1981 and 1996 he climbed several summits in the Himalayas and the Karakorum: Everest, North Face of K2, Central Shisha Pangma, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Broad Peak and Chogolisa.

He was a founder member of “Al Filo de lo Imposible” (TVE), the most relevant adventure documentary programme in Spain. Due to the success of the programme, it has become a world reference. He collaborated with Sebastian Alvaro as co-scriptwriter in some of his chapters. He has also written some books, “Cuando la Luna Cambie” (Desnivel) or “Cita con la Cima” (Temas de Hoy).

Juanjo San Sebastián, who works for the Bilbao Vizcaya Kutxa, invites us to think about man’s eternal fight to go beyond the limits and to conquer the last wild places in the world so as to understand the relationship between man and nature.