Everest: It's Not About the Summit - Ellis J Stewart (Paperback, Kindle)
In the summer of 2015 I began to write my story of being caught up in the two most disastrous seasons ever on Mount Everest. In a book I called Everest: It’s not about the Summit, I tried to write very candidly about not only my experiences on the mountain but also what drove and propelled me towards Everest in the first place. Not able to entice a publisher to take the project on, I knew I had a compelling story and wouldn’t take no for an answer so in true Ellis fashion I decided to self-publish the book.
After launching a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign I was able to pay the editing and printing costs to release the book, which I did to some really nice reviews in late 2016. Due to popular demand I launched another campaign to bring the book out in a hardback format in January 2018. Once more I 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. It has remained in the top ten, drifting back to the top spot for over a year now.
Endorsed by Canadian high altitude climbing professional Al Hancock and British larger than life actor and adventurer Brian Blessed the book has received largely positive reviews. 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.
Three years after release the book still sells well. In January 2020 the book currently has 181 reviews on Amazon UK. The book is now the 2nd highest reviewed Everest book on Amazon UK behind Into Thin Air. You can read my book by purchasing a copy direct from Amazon.