06/12/2013 10:24 am ET | Updated Jun 12, 2013

Mount Everest Time-Lapse Video By 'Adventure Filmmaker' Elia Saikaly Is Magnificent

Climbing Mount Everest is an accomplishment on its own. But to do it while carrying camera gear and sacrificing precious hours of sleep in order to film shooting stars in the night sky (not to mention almost dying from a lack of oxygen in the so-called "Death Zone") is truly impressive.

Luckily, Lebanese "adventure filmmaker" Elia Saikaly has a stunning time-lapse video to show for his efforts. His short film, which was produced by stitching together thousands of photos he took during the trek, depicts a side of Everest most photographers fail to capture.

Click the video above to watch.


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