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

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 circuited. The panel is our life line to the outside world. It’s how we charge our sat phones, tracking devices, receive weather updates and most importantly, let our loved ones at home know we are okay.

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Unclimbed the TV Series

Unclimbed the TV Series

Unclimbed

Elia Saikaly, Gabriel Filippi and Pasang Kaji Sherpa have their sights set on two peaks in the Himalayas, named and deemed Unclimbed by the Nepalese Government, after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first two men to summit Mt. Everest.

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FindingLife 2.0

FindingLife 2.0

In 2017, the new and improved FindingLife platform will be launching. Check out the new landing site we’ve built for teachers, students and adventurers. The completed platform will be free for students and teachers in 2017.

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Rebuilding Nepal – Charity Campaign

Rebuilding Nepal – Charity Campaign

This CanadaHelps campaign is 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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Everest – A Tribute to the Fallen

Everest – A Tribute to the Fallen

Imagine a 1500 ft tidal wave of snow, rock and debris headed straight towards you. This was our reality on April 25th, 2015 at Mt. Everest basecamp when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake triggered a massive avalanche at Mt. Everest Basecamp that claimed 16 lives and critically injured 50+ men and women.

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Google Maps Khumbu

Google Maps Khumbu

Elia collaborated with the Google Maps team to bring the Mt. Everest region to the world!

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CINE Golden Eagle Award

CINE Golden Eagle Award

Reality TV Reaches New Heights

On the Top is a 12-part reality television series shot by Elia Saikaly, which follows a team of Arab mountain climbers

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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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Sponsored by Canon Canada

Sponsored by Canon Canada

Elia is officially sponsored by Canon Canada!

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Elia at TEDx in Ashburn

Elia 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 technology on the world’s tallest mountain.

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