WATCH: Stunning Time-Lapse of Mount Everest
As the 2013 Everest spring season came to a close earlier this month, there was plenty to celebrate. David Liano became the first person to summit from both sides of the mountain in the same season, Kenton Cool climbed Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse in a six-day push, and more than 600 others made it safely to the summit.
Among those successful climbers was adventure filmmaker Elia Saiklay, who was working as the cameraman for a reality TV series about Mount Everest. He captured several climbers’ journeys up the mountain, including the first Qatari man to ever reach the top: Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani.
In addition to his duties for the show, Saiklay also took on a side project. While most climbers slept after a long day on the mountain, Saiklay slipped out of his tent to capture breathtaking scenes of the Himalayas, base camps, and the highest peak on the planet with his Canon 5D Mark II. The video comprises thousands of photographs, all processed and put together on Mount Everest.
To learn more about Saikley and his trip, visit his website.