THE EVEREST DREAM STORY
"Live the mountain, Love the mountain"Everest Dream began its existence back in 2012, when our founder Ellis Stewart began a Facebook page aimed at what he thought would be just family and friends. He named this page Everest Dream. Back then the aim of the page was to allow Ellis to share his goal with anyone interested in following along with his attempt to climb the mountain.
Originally planned for the spring of 2013, the attempt was delayed a year till 2014, by which point the group had swelled to 9,000 members.
Ellis attempted to climb the peak in 2014 but sadly the mountain was closed early in the season after a large avalanche in the Icefall claimed sixteen Nepali workers lives. In 2015 Ellis returned once more, and once more was thwarted after Nepal was hit by a catastrophic earthquake which this time claimed almost 10,000 lives throughout Nepal, including 22 on Everest.
Both these years on the mountain became documented by Ellis in a book he wrote and subsequently released in late 2016. By which point the original page had grown to over 15,000 members strong.
Ellis was able to fund a large degree of the expedition climbing costs through some t-shirts he designed and successfully sold to members of the page. This success in selling the merchandise led to the continuation of the brand after both attempts on the mountain and the addition of a group on Facebook to compliment the page.
Everest Dream is now the fastest growing and most active community of Everest enthusiasts on social media, with over 25,000 members across both the group and page. The store products have now diversified and grown throughout the last few years and we now ship our products around the world. In 2019 the trekking side of the brand was born and we helped to facilitate and organised a trek through the Khumbu all the way through to Everest and back. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we have delayed our Autumn 2020 trek to the spring of 2021.
To read more about the events on Everest click on the links to Everest 2014 and 2015 and also check out the book Everest: It's Not About The Summit.