Everest: It's Not About the Summit - Ellis J Stewart (Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle)
In the summer of 2015 Ellis began to write his story of being caught up in the two most disastrous seasons ever on Mount Everest. In a book he called Everest: It’s not about the Summit, he tried to write very candidly about not only his experiences on the mountain but also what drove and propelled him towards Everest in the first place. Not able to entice a publisher to take the project on, Ellis knew he had a compelling story and wouldn’t take no for an answer so he decided to self-publish the book.
After launching a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign Ellis was able to pay the editing and printing costs to release the book, which he did to rave reviews in late 2016. Due to popular demand Ellis launched another campaign to bring the book out in a hardback format in January 2018. Once more he successfully raised the money and was able to release the book in a limited edition run of 250 copies. They sold out instantly. In early April 2018 the kindle version of the book went to the #1 spot in the Mountaineering and climbing category on Amazon in the UK.
Endorsed by Canadian high altitude climbing professional Al Hancock and British larger than life actor and adventurer Brian Blessed the book has received large critical acclaim. Described by the dozens of five star reviews as an inspirational cliff hanger which is a must read for all. You do not have to be a mountaineer to enjoy the book. It has universal appeal and should be on the book shelf of all armchair mountaineers the world over.
Now at 117 reviews strong on Amazon UK with a 94% five star rating the book continues to surprise, deliver and amaze at the same time. The book became only the 4th Everest related book in the UK to receive over 100 reviews, behind Into Thin Air, Facing Up and the Climb.