Pio Urrielu and Naranjo de Bulnes are the past protagonists of this story that begins in the past, portrays the present and hopes for a good future in the relationship between man and the mountain. The film reconstructs the first ascent of Naranjo de Bulnes made in 1884 by Marquis Don Pedro Piral, with a local mountaineer Gregorio Perez. The scenes alternate with a solo of the west wall by the climber Carlos Suarez. The grandeur of the mountain inspires not only the climb, but also preparing and hot air ballooning that play their part in the adventure in this environment.
Sebastián Álvaro Lomba
Sebastián Alvaro (Madrid 1950) is a journalist, author and film-maker. Since 1984 he has been the production manager of Al Filo de lo Imposible, one of the most successful TV series of TVE. With his team and troupe he travels across the five continents documenting all kind of mountain sports such as climbing, rafting and paragliding. He led his team to Everest and other “eight-thousands” and crossed the Antarctic. He has participated in the Trentofilmfestival with eleven films and to date has shot a hundred documentaries, including El último desafío (1989), Aguas blancas (1990), Tras las huellas (1993), El K-2 (1996), La Torre del pequeño Amin (1998), Annapurna (2000) and El territorio del leopardo (2004).