Inaki Ochoa de Olza

po_Olza-Inaki-Ochoa-deIñaki Ochoa de Olza (May 29, 1967 – May 23, 2008) was a Spanish mountaineer, alpinist and climber.

Ochoa de Olza took part in more than thirty separate climbing expeditions in the Himalayas over the course of his career, and he was involved in more than 200 expeditions as a guide.

His records included climbing 12 of the world’s 14 tallest mountains (repeating one of them, Cho Oyu) without the aid of oxygen or oxygen tanks. Ochoa went on record as saying that he did not believe in using oxygen to climb mountains, claiming “if you use oxygen, you are not an alpinist, you are more of an astronaut or a scuba diver.”