Everest: It's Not About the Summit - All proceeds currently to Community Action Nepal.

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TOTAL SALES COUNT:  100/100 on 08/10/20


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In 2014 Mount Everest was closed to all climbers after a devastating avalanche claimed the lives of sixteen Nepali mountain workers ferrying loads up through the Khumbu Icefall on the mountains southern approach through Nepal. Almost a year to the day later in late April 2015, the mountain was once more rocked to its core after a large earthquake struck Nepal sending shockwaves rippling across the Himalayas. These ripples left a trail of devastation in their path causing yet again another avalanche to wreak havoc on the mountain. This time, twenty-two people lost their lives, on what would become the deadliest day in the mountain's history.

Back in 2013, Ellis J Stewart a then 40-year-old from the UK had but one goal, to climb the mountain. Something he had targeted achieving for over 20 years. Having seen Doug Scott give a talk when he was in his twenties, Ellis never let go of the dream, and eventually got his chance on the mountain. 

This book is the author’s story of those endeavours during the two most devastating years in the history of attempts on Everest.

Not every climber who goes to Everest succeeds, not every climber returns to tell the tale, but to return unscathed after such a large loss of life is a story to be told. This is that story.

Everest: It’s not about the summit is a very honest account of a lifelong dream shattered in tragic circumstances. From the streets of northern England through to the valleys and high mountains of Nepal, Stewart shared his story with thousands of followers on social media, winning over the hearts and minds of many. A groundswell of support sent Ellis to achieve his dream, not once but twice. Nobody could have anticipated the events that would follow. Events that would define Stewart in ways he couldn't possibly have imagined.

This book invites you into an intoxicating world, one where the margin between success and failure is brutally slim. This is a moving book with tragedy and commitment to a cause as a very central theme. It is a real story about real people. Whether it’s your usual genre of book or not doesn't matter as it's basically a fantastic story. You don’t need to be a climber to enjoy this book at all. It has universal appeal and is a true inspirational cliff hanger for all. This book should be on the bookshelf of all active and armchair mountaineers alike.

Note: Ellis has donated 100 copies of the book to the Community Action Nepal Cause. For every single sale up to the 100, Ellis is donating the proceeds to CAN. Ellis also sold a limited edition t-shirt in honour of the 1975 Everest SW Face Expedition. Again all proceeds went to CAN. 206 t-shirts sold.


For information on the fantastic work that CAN do to benefit the mountain folk of the Himalayas take a look at the following:

Community Action Nepal 

CAN Video 





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