Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Shepherd Saturnino Iztueta

Saturnino Iztueta  was a traditional shepherd who died at 92 after spending most of his life working on Mount Hernio. Hernio is an iconic summit in the Basque Country very popular with the Gipuzkoans and located right at the heart of the province. The peak is the highest point of a massif extending north-west to south-east, the summit rising by the pass of Zelatun.
Apart from the batteries for his transistor radio, Saturnino pretty much lived a life not different from his collegues of the Neolithic period, 3000 years ago.
An interesting article (in Spanish) can be found here

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