Unclimbed -Our story

Dear students and teachers, I’m sitting here in a yellow North Face tent at Hillary and Tenzing basecamp at 5200m in the Himalayas typing this blog up on my Macbook

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A yak, a solar panel and incredible customer service at 16, 000ft

3 weeks ago, while on our way to our basecamp at 17,000ft in the Himalayas to climb two Unclimbed mountains, we plugged in our $1000 solar panel and something short

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FindingLife 2.0

The new FindingLife Platform Imagine an enhanced technological eco-system where students can participate in exciting meaningful learning adventures like never before. Virtual reality technology will be implemented into the platform

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Rebuilding Nepal – Charity Campaign

This CanadaHelps campaign was our collective response to the Nepal Earthquake. A ‘students helping students’ initiative aimed at getting one remote community’s children back into a safe learning environment.

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Canadian Screen Award Nomination

Home and Really Far Away, produced by SportsNet, shot by Elia Saikaly, was nominated for Best Sports Program by the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. This broadcast special follows the Whale Cove Whalers,

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On the Top – CINE Golden Eagle Award

On the Top is a reality television series shot by Elia Saikaly, that follows a team of Arab mountain climbers from the desert to the peak of Mt. Everest. It features the

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Learning to fly

In June 2013, I decided to face my greatest fear – flying. I feared not the uncertainty associated to the sport of Paragliding, but rather how much I would grow

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Elia Saikaly at TEDx in Ashburn

In September 2013, shortly after his second summit of Mt. Everest, Elia Saikaly was invited to speak at TEDx in Ashburn to share his experiences of working with youth and

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Into the Death Zone – Life and Death on Mt. Everest

It’s 9 p.m. on May 20 and we’ve been in the death zone, the world above 8,000 metres, for just over five hours. Life is not meant to exist here.

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Everest – A time lapse film: How I did it

I’m honestly blown away at how many people have connected with my video, Everest — Time Lapse Short Film. My goal was to bring to life the majestic beauty of

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