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Estonians on the Summit of Amerca (1998)

Original title: Eestlased Ameerika katusel

Documentary Duration 24:34

Estonians on the Summit of Amerca

The top of American continent – Aconcagua – saw the flag of Estonia twice in 1997. Exactly 100 years after the mountain was first conquered, two Estonian groups followed the same track under the guidance of "snow leopards" Tõivo Sarmet and Jaan Künnap. This documentary is a colourful story about the experiences of mountaineers led by Jaan Künnap.

Director: Riho Västrik

Keywords: acclimating | alpinism | mountaineers | expedition to the mountains | gasping | thin air | stone debris | high mountains | melting snow in a pot | snowstorm | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Vesilind
Film Category Documentary, Observation
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Voiceower Estonian
Duration 24:34


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Producer Riho Västrik
Director Riho Västrik
Screenwriter Riho Västrik | Jaan Künnap
Cinematographer Jaan Künnap
Editor Kulno Kägu

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