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.
— Elia Saikaly (@EliaSaikaly) May 20, 2013
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.