Author Archives: Saikaly Elia

Everest – A Time-Lapse Short Film

Everest – A Time-Lapse Short Film

While most climbers slept, Elia Saikaly attempted to capture some of the magic that the Himalayan skies have to offer on the climb to the top of the world.

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Touching the Sky

Touching the Sky

Peru, Nepal, Argentina, Russia and the United States: more than 15,000 photographs and dozens of sleepless nights while scaling three of the highest mountains, on three different continents.

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On Home Turf

On Home Turf

One-on-one with the Toronto Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion, the “best-kept secret in the game.” A special feature shot by Elia Saikaly and produced by Sportsnet Television.

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45 Days in the Himalayas

45 Days in the Himalayas

Forty-five beautiful days in the Himalayas. The goal was to reach the summit of Mt. Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain on Earth, located in Tibet.

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Everest Climbers Memorial Site

Everest Climbers Memorial Site

Chukpa Lare is a sacred memorial site located just above 4,200 metres, dedicated to honour the lives of fallen climbers on Mt. Everest.

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Show Reel

Show Reel

A compilation of images from some of Elia Saikaly’s favourite locations on Planet Earth: from Mt. Everest to Alaska’s Denali, from the Arctic to Machu Picchu and beyond.

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Ayahuaska – The Vine of the Soul

Ayahuaska – The Vine of the Soul

A sacred journey into the heart of the Amazon just outside of Iquitos, Peru, in search of ayahuaska, the vine of the soul.

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Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp

Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp

A collection of images shot on a trek to the Mt. Everest Base Camp: from Kathmandu to Lukla, through the Khumbu Valley to the Mt. Everest Base Camp.

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Kathmandu

Kathmandu

The sacred city of Kathmandu is the launch point of expeditions to Mt. Everest and home to the Monkey Temple, the ancient Boudhanath, the famous Pashupatinath Temple and more.

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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.

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