Elia and ePals on Top of the World!

Elia and ePals on Top of the World!

On May 22, 2013, three years after his first summit, Elia Saikaly reached the top of Mt. Everest for the second time. Not only did he shoot a 12-part reality television series called On the Top, but he also shared the journey with ePals, the largest K-12 social network on Earth. Some 1,000 classrooms followed the interactive journey to the top of the world.

Elia with ePals at Camp 4.

Elia on the summit of Mt. Everest on May 22, 2013.

Mohammed Al Thani became the first Qatari man to reach the top of Mt. Everest, alongside his comrades Raed Zidan, who became the first Palestinian man, and Raha Moharrak, who defied all odds and became the first Saudi woman to summit Mt. Everest. Together, they made up the reality series On the Top.

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