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Cho-Oyu (1998)

Original title: Cho-Oyu

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Documentary Duration 29:08

In the autumn of 1998 the first Estonian expedition to the top of world's sixth highest mountain Cho-Oyu (8201 m) in Himalayan mountains took place. Estonians first surrendered the border of 8000 metres. The victory, however, did not come quickly since nature put the alpinists to the test. They decided to attack Cho-Oyu from Tibetian side as it provided the opportunity to get familiar with the TIbetian way of life. The main heroes of the travel documentary by Riho Västrik are the ten Estonian alpinists who took part in the expedition, as well as the Tibetian culture and their main ...

Director: Riho Västrik

Keywords: acclimating | alpinism | mountaineers | donkey | expedition to the mountains | overcoming oneself | lack of oxygen | HImalaya | horses | thin air | View all »

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Production Firm(s) Vesilind
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, German
Voiceower Estonian
Duration 29:08

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