Mount Everest is earth's highest point. For many, climbing it is an accomplishment and groundbreaking experience they work hard for. Although for those of us who will never have the opportunity, we can't begin to imagine the conditions climbers face. Filmmaker Elia Saikaly embarked on the perilous climb to reach the summit 29,000 feet above sea level. His goal? To document the climb in a real, raw, unfiltered way so we can understand the immense pressure climbers are under both physically and mentally.
With the weight of a tripod, two cameras, all of his batteries and oxygen, Elia carried more than enough — yet he managed to successfully film for 60 days. While he faced his own struggles, documenting the experience was of far greater importance. It is because of his fearless dedication and unwavering determination that we are able to see this remarkable climb as it happened — deep breaths and all.