Mountain Climbing

Health and Fitness is Not About Looks

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you take only one thing away from this blog, let it be this. Health and fitness is not about looks, it can not ever be. Vanity only takes you so far. It has to be about enjoying everything the world has to offer. It is about having the energy and drive to get up and explore. There is nothing that replaces a memory created.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough For Google Users

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Travel

Adventure travellers take note: Google has literally taken the legwork out of climbing the world's tallest peaks. The search engine giant announce...

So You Want to Climb Mount Elbrus

Elia Saikaly | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Impact
Elia Saikaly

I'll never forget the day I was sitting in the airport lounge in Atlanta in 2008, on my way to Russia to climb the highest mountain in Europe, when I looked up at the monitor and read the headline "War erupts between Russia and Georgia". My flight was set to depart to Russia in less than 45 minutes.

Top 10 Highest Mountains In The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Rod Charles | Posted 05.31.2012 | Canada Travel

Canadian mountain climber Shriya Shah-Klorfine was among four climbers who died while trying to scale Mount Everest on May 19. "German doctor Eber...

Scaling A Mountain on Earth's Most Remote Island

Jason Rodi | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada
Jason Rodi

2012-02-07-logo_exfutur2062_en_small.jpgBouvetoya is only 774 metres high, but it is not well mapped, so one of the challenges is the element of the unknown. It's hard to conserve your energy when you don't know what's ahead. It was a seven kilometre walk up a steady hill, and we weren't halfway there that my legs started giving in under the weight of my pack.

The Summit of Cho Oyu, Part 2: Between Life and Death

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Imagine being in total darkness, knowing if you fall you die, and being so completely out of breath and energy that you can only move forward an inch at a time. I'm wasted. Finished. Out of energy. My only savior at this point is the sun.

Summiting Tibet's Mount Cho Oyu (Part I)

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

The reality here is this: People die on 8,000-meter mountains and it is irresponsible not to have a plan in place in the event that something goes wrong. I found myself packing all of my gear as though I was never going to return.

Tragedy High Above the Clouds

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Hardship Never-Ending

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Giving Up on a Dream to Save a Life

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly