A New Price To Pay To Climb Everest

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Travel

(KATHMANDU-AFP) - Climbers scaling Mount Everest will have to bring back eight kilograms (17.6 pounds) of garbage under new rules designed to clean up...

It's Now Cheaper To Climb Here

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Travel

(KATHMANDU-AFP) - Nepal will slash climbing fees for Everest and other Himalayan peaks to attract more mountaineers, despite existing concerns of over...

How I Made a Time-Lapse Film of Mount Everest [VIDEO]

Elia Saikaly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Elia Saikaly

I'm honestly blown away at how many people have connected with my video, Everest -- Time Lapse Short Film. My goal was to bring to life the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and draw attention away from the negativity that has surrounded Everest in the past years. I wanted to remind people of the infinite possibility that the tallest mountain on Earth symbolizes in each of us.

My Near-Death Experience at the Top of Mount Everest [PHOTOS]

Elia Saikaly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Travel
Elia Saikaly

It's 9 p.m. on May 20 and we've been in the death zone on Mt. Everest, the world above 8,000m for just over five hours. For the first time in my life, I am terrified to fall asleep. Why? Because I'm afraid I'm not going to wake up. This is the most terrifying moment of my life. With the sound of oxygen flowing through an artificial mask, I surrender and drift away wondering whether or not I will ever wake up.

Why People Die on Everest (And How I Didn't)

Elia Saikaly | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

The story of the Canadian climber who died -- Shriya Shah-Klorfine -- has evolved. It now appears as though she was advised to turn around several times by the local sherpas and that she carried on beyond her limit. I am alive today because I had the humility to accept defeat on Everest, not once, but twice.