Filmmaker · Mountaineer · Inspirational Speaker

My Show Reel

What I do behind the lens

How to work with me

Adventure Photographer

I create still images that tell your story

High Altitude Camera

17 Years filming on the world’s tallest peaks

Full Service Production

Development, production, and post production services

Stock Video Footage

License clips from the world’s most hard-to-reach locations.

Time Lapse

Timelapse of Everest and mountains around the world

Video Clips

Video from Everest Basecamp to the top of the world


From the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the desert in the Middle East

I work directly with brands, agencies and producers to ensure they acquire the footage they need efficiently.

Photo Licensing

My mountain and adventure photography is regularly licensed to leading print and online magazines including National Geographic, Men’s Journal, Adventure Magazine, and more.

Inspirational Speaking

I use the stories of Everest and my expeditions to draw audiences in and create an emotional and multimedia rich experience leaving them moved and inspired.

– Keynote Presentations
– Immersive Virtual Keynote Experience


I developed my sense of adventure from a young age and want to help future generations do the same. FindingLife is an interactive experiential adventure learning program that connects youth to adventurers and adventure-oriented communities around the world.

Prints and Photobooks

In response to popular demand, I’m now making some of my favourite images available for you to own as prints and wall art.

Some of my favourite images from K2 and the Himalayas are compiled into beautiful hard cover photobooks.

About Elia

Elia Saikaly is an award-winning filmmaker and global adventurer. He’s summited Everest 4 times, K2 once and has partaken in 30 world class expeditions – always with cameras in hand. Elia survived and documented the 2014-2015 and 2019 disasters on Mt Everest where he reported and delivered images to the international press appearing in over 100 media reports. He co-starred in Discovery’s Unclimbed and is represented by Speakers.ca as a professional speaker.

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