I Finally Skydived Over The Pyramids (with my dad)

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Published 2024-02-11
Follow along the next chapter in my journey and our move to Europe on youtube.com/SeekDiscomfort

Can’t wait to share the new dream for the next decade ⚡️🌍

#FreeChild

Special Thanks to:

Hyatt Regency Cairo West for hosting the team in Cairo @hyattregencycairowest

Hilton Luxor For their generous hospitality in Luxor @hilton_luxor (watch the video on Seek Discomfort)

Guillaume Schaer for being the first to suggest the path for a new passport and for all the travel hacking he does to ensure the best and most effective travels for our team. @milesaddict

Ahmed Wahba for all the production support in Egypt. @projectwahba

Amira Adeeb for the friendships and support. @amiraadeebb

Skydive credits:

Skydive Egypt & Mahmoud Sharaf for organizing the jump over the Pyramids. @skydiveegypt

Sean MacCormac for being the greatest mentor and coach in the sky & on the ground. @SeanMaccormac
Aerial filming by: Bruno Brokken, Daniele Vitorino & Sean MacCormac
Tandem Instructor: Hani Lapodi

Nasser Eid for letting me put on a parachute when I was 9 years old and introducing me to Parkour @captain_nasser

Video Credits:
Directed by Ammar Kandil
Cinematography by Cory Martin @Cory.S.Martin
Head of Post: Thomas Dajer
Edited by: Thomas Dajer, Cam Peddle, Harrison King & Dylan Boynukalın
Childhood intro Animation by: Shyngys Makanov with help from Akbar Sandybay
Computer Screen Animation by: Cam Peddle

“Coming home” song cover by:

Piano: Dylan Viset open.spotify.com/artist/1D41XVo659DXvNYktKnn6e?si=…

Latva: Cankat Guenel www.cankatguenel.com/


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Ammar’s dad jacket on the jump from aetherapparel.com/


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All Comments (21)
  • @SeekDiscomfort
    hi friends :) new adventure begins on our Seek channel right here 😇
  • @drewbinsky
    This is the best video on YouTube, and your productions are getting better with every upload. So much emotion. Truly insipriational. Insane animations and FPV drone shots of the pyramids, and the jump gave me goosebumps. Love you guys and can't wait for our next adventure together!! :)
  • @paulina3418
    I have never commented on a youtube video before but this was beautiful and brought me to tears as many of your videos do. The part about reconnecting with your inner child immediately made me think about how literally my first dream ever was to go to Egypt. My dad used to talk about Egypt and pyramids and how we would visit it one day. I understood that in a very literal sense, was very excited and started packing immediately for Egypt as I thought that meant that we would visit it very soon. My packed things sat in my room for a few months before I realized that we are not going there anytime soon and I was very disappointed. Im not sure how old I was, maybe 5 or younger, I'm 22 now and would still love to travel to Egypt and see the pyramids one day. I also used to be insanely afraid of heights. But, I worked on scaffolding and the first day was SCARY. I thought I couldn't do it. But on the third day i miraculously got better dealing with that fear as i was constantly going up and down the scaffolding and realized being that afraid of heights was irrational and i linked that to some other problems in my life like anxiety and that it could also be irrational sometimes, even though i'm still very much anxious but I'm trying to get better with that, especially in the last few months. Skydiving over the pyramids would be a HUGE challenge for me because it still seems scary because there is no structure supporting you like scaffolding. But i feel like it would make me step out of my comfort zone even more and it would be an amazing experience.
  • @tsouza13w123
    First off, congratulations Ammar and Yes family!! This was a very special video/story to my heart. I also wasn’t able to go back to my home country (Brasil) for 19 years and I was finally blessed to be able to return in 2019 to see my family and country. The way you and your dad are getting closer and closer and sharing that special moment is everything!

    From what I remember as the earliest dream I had and had stuck in my mind is me waking up in a grassy field and hearing roars but not frightening roars, more calming and soothing roars. I can see myself smiling and feeling an intense feeling, I remember a lion and a lioness approaching behind me and rubbing against me. I remember this feeling that I can’t explain but just feeling that everything is going to be okay and feeling one with the lions. I felt part of them and connected like I was their cub, I just have a special place in my heart for lions and a connection that can’t be broken. I wish I could relive that dream over and over again, but maybe one day I’ll have the chance to come across a lion and have it become a reality. I have a lion tattoo on my right arm and any time I’m sad or lost I look at it and it makes me calm while also giving me the strength to push through knowing everything will be okay and work out for the best.

    Yes Theory! Thank you for all you guys have done and for sharing all this love with us. You guys bring so many smiles to this world and im so happy to see what you guys have accomplished. ❤
  • I am weeping. To see this journey unfold over the years through all of the pain and adversity to this pure, beautiful celebration of a moment is so incredibly inspiring in infinite ways. Had me in tears of joy!
  • One of the first dreams that I remember was actually a nightmare, I was always afraid of the dark. I could never be alone in one division or floor and that fear was irrational because I could never explain it but I felt it, so in that nightmare I was in my mother's room and in the middle of the night I went to the bathroom to drink water but when I went to bed some thing that I can't describe with details grabbed my ankle and pushed me to the hall that I always was afraid to be at night and especially alone, but with the years I overcame my fear so i would love to overcome another by jumping from the sky ❤
  • Watching Ammar soar above the majestic pyramids of Egypt stirred something deep within me. As someone whose childhood was a whirlwind of constant change and new beginnings due to my family's frequent relocations, I've always felt a kinship with the quest for freedom and exploration.

    Growing up as an introverted kid in a perpetually shifting environment wasn't easy. Every move meant starting from scratch, making new friends, adapting to different cultures, and even learning new languages like a linguistic chameleon. But amidst the chaos, I developed an unwavering resilience and an insatiable hunger for adventure.

    Now, as a quality engineer trapped in the monotonous rhythm of corporate life, I find myself yearning to break free from the confines of routine and rediscover the sense of wonder and possibility that fueled my childhood dreams.

    Yes Theory's ethos of embracing discomfort and seizing life's opportunities resonates deeply with me.
    Your journey to challenge societal norms and pursue the extraordinary reminds me of the dreams I once held dear but may have buried beneath the weight of adulthood responsibilities.

    I've always dreamed of traversing the globe, experiencing diverse cultures, and embarking on my own passion project that aligns with my values.

    Yes Theory's videos, from their groundbreaking documentary 'Project Iceman' to Ammar's triumphant skydive above the pyramids, reignite the flickering flame of ambition within me. They've shown me that it's never too late to reclaim my childhood dreams and forge a path towards a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.

    So, as I stand at this crossroads of uncertainty, I look to Yes Theory not just for inspiration but for the courage and guidance to step outside my comfort zone, defy expectations, and pursue the extraordinary. Thank you, Yes Theory, for reminding me that the greatest adventures await those who dare to dream and seek discomfort 💪🏼 #LimitationsArePerceptions
  • Hey Ammar, obviously every Yes Theory video resonates heavily. You all are able to capture and express feelings and dreams so powerfully. The part of the video when you saw your teacher for the first time in 18 years was so incredibly powerful, especially because my dream is to have that same impact on children’s lives.
    Growing up, I never had any friends. I was a precocious, sarcastic kid, who struggled to connect with my peers. Ms. McLain, my third-grade teacher, was the first person outside of my family to understand me. She understood my references to Bob Dylan and encouraged my curiosity in the world. She recommended books like Frindle, Because of Winn Dixie, and Charlotte’s Web that transported me to places where I felt like I had friends. She imbued in me a love of essay writing and the importance of the Oxford comma. She laughed at my jokes while my fellow students stared blankly. She made me feel extraordinary. Though on the playground, I often found myself on an island of isolation, Ms. McLain’s classroom was a refuge for me. It was a space where I could be myself completely.
    Now, nine years later, third grade is still one of the years I learned the most: multiplication, writing complex sentences, thesis statements, and searching for symbolism within the pages of a book. I learned recently in IB Psychology that elementary ages, especially third grade, are vital in the stages of development. Because of Ms. McLain, I began to understand my own worth and feel like I could do anything, be anything. Her teaching me that I was special gave me confidence that remains with me to this day. I want all children to feel this way. I want to ensure that hundreds of students feel like I did in third grade. I want to be every kid’s Ms. McLain.
  • @Mus6d
    Honestly i dont tear up much while watching other videos but this one felt personal. It wasnt the actual story but what someone can take from it. ill be honest i watched you guys for like 2-3 yrs back in the beginning and this was my first video watching in years. Everyone looks different but its still the same mindset of seeking discomfort its like reuniting with a friend you havent seen in a long time.

    i dont remember the first dream i had but the dream ill never achieve but always a little bit closer each time is self betterment. Just like i havent seen you guys in a while and its the same people with bigger dreams. I dream that the past made me a present and that my future holds till i die.
  • Wow, this video made me go through so many emotions!
    A friend showed me your channel but I remember that the first video I saw was about Ammar sharing his strong story and the difficult relationship with his father.
    I feel very happy for you and the way things have evolved. ❤

    While watching the video I felt so inspired that I asked myself - What was my "crazy" dream as a child?
    And a clear memory came to me, a memory that I thought I had forgotten. Funny coincidence that a few minutes later you asked that question.

    So here it is:
    At 6 years old I was somewhat lonely, I only had my mother at that time and she worked a lot, so most of the time I had to entertain myself.
    This is going to sound strange to some of you, but there was no internet, (it was 1999 or 2000), so one of my favorite distractions was reading books, especially encyclopedias with lots of information and photographs.
    The biggest book I had was a dictionary of history and geography, it was possible to find the names of historical figures in it. So without hesitation, I looked for the name "Sofia".
    Something very amazing happened, there was a lot of information but what first captivated my attention was the photo of the Hagia Sophia Mosque.
    To be honest it felt good to see that something so important had my name on it, I didn't feel very special at that moment and although it sounds silly it lifted my spirits.
    The first thing I thought after reading the details of the construction was, "When I grow up I'll go there."
    Anecdotally, just now I remember that the first thing I did when someone lent me a computer was to search for images of that mosque on Google.
    I know I will go there one day, thank you for making me remember this about myself. 🥰
  • i am just full of love! seeing this just brought me so much joy! I've been following you since 8 years, Seeing your dream come true just inspires me so much! I remember my first dream as a kid was getting to entertain people with anything. I just loved bringing people laughs, smiles and joy! Today i am not a singer or anything liek that, but i am building my dreamlife and my dream business helpijg other people to become healthier, find theirselves and just feeling more free and live their dreams. The outcome is the same. People laughing, smiling and feeling joy! I love u so much! thank you for what you gave to me over the last 8 years, it's been a pleasure! <3
  • Ammar you are the epitome of a genuine soul. Your message and perseverance to achieve your dream is nothing shy of awe-inspiring. Thank you for sharing not just your journey, but the raw emotions that came with it, over the past 10 years. You always manage to hit the perfect balance of inspiring others, bringing tears of joy, and showing pure happiness! Thank you!

    The first dream I remember having was to become a police officer and show the world that women are superheroes too!
  • One of my very first dreams since I was a child has been to visit each of the seven wonders of the world! Seeing the pyramids from above must be absolutely breathtaking!
  • @Guahllejf
    What an amazing and emotional watch! Watching you fulfill your dream with your father alongside you had me sobbing in tears! Sending you so much love Ammar, be proud of yourself! Absolutely love the message too, never let your inner child die my friend! Ive been following your channel for the last 6 years and I just can't explain how happy I am to see you share so much joy with your family ones!
    The very first dream I can remember was, I want to become a farmer and have animals like my grandfather, haha. Luckily I have this wonderful little child in me always coming up with new dreams to fulfill, and there is nothing I love more..
  • I’ve been here for a long time and have watched your journey from the beginning, and yes theory changed me as a person in my teenage years and molded me into the person I am today. Seeing you achieve your childhood dream is inspiring and makes me want to chase my own dream even more. Your heart is pure and you inspire more than you could ever know, both you and the entire Yes Theory crew.

    My first concrete dream that I can remember is wanting to travel across Europe in an RV. Pure beauty and adventure and uncertainty. Every time I imagine being able to explore Europe, everywhere from bustling cities to silent and beautiful mountains, it fills me with joy and inspiration. Exploration, discovery, immersing myself in different cultures, and the beauty of the world is what keeps me going day to day.
  • @Nasyamimi145
    Watching this video brought tears to my eyes. My husband is a huge fan of Seek Discomfort, and this journey to Egypt struck a chord deep within us. You see, Egypt has always been more than just a destination on my bucket list—it's been a lifelong dream, ingrained in me since childhood. My parents, back in the 90s, embarked on their own adventure to Egypt, and their stories, their photos in front of the pyramids, ignited a passion in me, a longing to experience that magic for myself. As a newlywed couple, the desire to fulfill this dream together burns even brighter. Every frame of this video touched our hearts, reminding us of the power of dreams and the beauty of chasing them. Doing skydive with your dad was a memorable moment. Thank you for sharing your journey and inspiring us to hold onto hope. Here's to hoping our dream of visiting Egypt becomes a reality someday ❤
  • My first dream has always been to fly. I was facilitated by the sky and all the birds flying, and for as long as I can remember it was all I wanted to do. My dream came true in 2021 when I got a tandem jump from my parents for my 18th birthday and they could see the pure joy on my face, I have never been that happy except for when I actually got to do the jump. It was everything I could have ever dreamed for. My life felt complete. All my life I have held back on almost everything because of my social anxiety, but in that moment I finally felt what it’s like to be alive. Most of all, thank you to Ammar. I have watched every skydiving video of yours a significant number of times and you have always left such an impact for on me. You and the rest of yes theory inspire me every single day. Thank you for changing my life.
  • When I was a child I wanted to travel and see the world. Due to money, circumstances, and curves life sometimes throws at you, I wasn't able to start traveling until I was an adult. During Covid, my teenage son and I watched your channel and were inspired to step outside our comfort zones. We chose to walk across a country due to your inspiration. Last year, we went skydiving over the Alps in Switzerland even though we were terrified, but knew that it would be freeing. (It was!) This year, I turn 60 years old and there is so much that I still need to see and experience. Age is just a number. Jumping over the pyramids would be just an incredible opportunity to step even further outside of my comfort zone, but to also grow as a person by experiencing a new culture and part of the world I have not had the pleasure of visiting. Thank you for continuing to inspire us!