• Award-Winning Filmmaker

  • Explorer and Adventurer

  • Inspirational Speaker

Elia and ePals on top of the world!
Elia and ePals on top of the world!

On May 22nd, 2013, three years after his first summit, Elia Saikaly reaches the summit of Mt. Everest for the 2nd time. Not only did he shoot a 12-part reality television series but he also shared the journey with the ePals Global Community – the largest K-12 social network on Earth.

Between 750-1000 classrooms followed the interactive journey to the top of the world.

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Learning to fly
Learning to fly

In June 2013, I decided to face my greatest fear – flying. I feared not the uncertainty associated to the sportof PAragliding, but rather how much I would grow to love human flight and the infinite possibilities associated with combining with my passion for filmmaking, flight and mountaineering. Read More »

Elia@ TEDx in Ashburn
Elia@ TEDx in Ashburn

In September on 2013, shortly after my 2nd summit of Mt. Everest, I was invited to speak at TEDx in Ashburn to share my experiences of working with youth and technology on the world’s tallest mountain.

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CTV Amazing Person Nomination
CTV Amazing Person Nomination

After returning from the summit of Mt. Everest I was honoured with a nomination from CTV for an Amazing Person Award for my work with youth as an adventure filmmaker. I had a great conversation with Kimothy Walker that day and forgot that the cameras were even rolling. It’s an honour to be recognized for the challenging work of bringing meaningful experiences into the classroom with an aim to inspire youth to challenge themselves, learn to give back and discover who they are.

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