(CBS News) There has always been a part of me that has wanted to experience the thrill of conquering Mount Everest. Unfortunately, there's larger part that remembers a fear of heights and a lack of climbing prowess that tends to kick in quickly upon such thoughts. Which is why it's great that we live in an age where you can vicariously experience the legendary peak from the comfort of your computer. Click play to take in Everest through the stunning time-lapse video above.
The truly astounding and almost unreal perspective of the majestic mountain was created and posted on Vimeo by adventurer and filmmaker Elia Saikaly who writes about the piece:
Experience the beauty of Mt. Everest at night in time-lapse.
While most climbers slept, I attempted to capture some of the magic that the Himalayan skies have to offer while climbing to the top of the world.Seriously, I wish I had with me now to give this the applause it deserves. In lieu of that, I'll just have to give a big triple-rainbow salute of wonder and awe to Elia from all of us here at The Feed for creating this epic work. And if you'd like to learn more about Elia Saikaly or this journey, be sure to visit his website by clicking here.