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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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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Why People Die on Everest

When it comes to Everest, It is easy for all of us to judge and make conclusions at sea level, but without substantial evidence and a true understanding of the

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A final challenge – Ask yourself these 3 questions

I challenge you to take a moment to ask yourself these three questions: Do I know what I am most afraid of? Do I dare to dream of facing it?

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The team behind the the success of Cho Oyu

More often than not, the support teams on successful 8000M ascents remain the unsung heroes. It is almost classically executed by Westerners to omit the names of all of those

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Endless suffering – summit of Cho Oyu part 2

It’s 1:00am and we still haven’t left camp for the summit. The wind is violently shaking our little North Face tent at 7100M above sea level. What happened to our

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Hardship and calculated risks – The Summit OF Cho Oyu Part 1

The truth is that I’ve been sick ever since Kheiry left. After evacuating him from ABC (5700M) I had to climb back through a storm, got lost in the middle

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