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.
A Discovery Channel Series
Bell Media and Discovery Channel, in partnership with Jeep Canada, are producing an 8-part web-series and a one-hour broadcast special on the lives of Elia, Gabriel and Pasang Kaji. The series chronicles their life stories, past adventures and preparation for this expedition. Experience the entire journey, from inception to inspiration as it all unfolds in real-time. The online series begins airing September 12th and the one-hour broadcast premiere will take place in late November, 2016.
Episode One – Reaching the Summit
The peaks of Nepal are calling. An avalanche stopped Gabriel, Pasang Kaji and Elia a year before, but more determined than ever, the Himalayas are once again locked in their sights.
Episode Two - Broken Backs
Elia’s attempt at the Summit is in jeopardy as a previous injury threatens to end his climb before it even begins.
Episode Three - Cold Feet
At 8,000 metres (26,247 feet), the death zone doesn’t have enough oxygen to survive. Gabriel and Elia begin training for the deadly combination of exertion and high altitude that awaits.
Episode Four - Preparing for the Worst
Gabriel and Elia practice critical safety techniques for this completely unknown climb. They know too well that responding quickly to danger can be the difference between life and death.
Episode Five - Ghosts of the Past
Gabriel and Elia head to Peru for their final leg of high altitude training. Lessons learned from a doomed 2009 expedition ready them for Nepal.
Episode Six - Unsung Heroes
In the 6th instalment of Unclimbed we meet the 3rd member of the team: Pasang Kaji Sherpa.
Episode Seven - The Mountain Keeper
Gabriel and Elia reunite with Pasang Kaji in Nepal to begin the last minute preparations. They also check in with “The Mountain Keeper” – a 92-year-old woman who plays an integral role in chronicling Himalayan expeditions.
Episode Eight - Spirits of the Mountain
The 10-day trek into the heart of the Himalayan mountains has begun. Past and present finally meet for this first-ever expedition into the unknown.
Meet the climbers
Elia Saikaly, Gabriel Filippi and Pasang Kaji Sherpa.