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  Mt Everest: Ellis Stewart is back with a pixel dream!


From Dreams to Reality

The aim of my particular site is twofold; to send myself Ellis Stewart to Mount Everest in 2007 and in doing so raise thousands of pounds for two Children’s Charities; Save the Children and Dreams Comse True.

At 32 year old I am presently what you would term a mature student as I am currently reading for a degree at Teesside University in the North East of England. I hail from a small town 20 km up the coast from the university, Hartlepool near to County Durham.

After spending several years of my life pursuing my dream of going to Everest, only to meet obstacle after obstacle I decided to put my dream on hold. (With this website I have now took my dream off hold).  

I put my plans for Everest on the back burner in 2003 and enrolled at University where I am due to graduate in six months time, with a degree in e-business studies.

I have wanted to climb Everest for an awfully long time, and in 2001 I decided to do something about it, I sold my car, gave up my job, and sold pretty much the shirt off my back in order to get myself into a position where I could make this dream happen.

On February 12th 2001 I reached the summit of Aconcagua in South America, with a world renowned guiding company from New Zealand, after we had spent two weeks on the mountain attempting the standard trekking route.

Later that same year my wander lust kicked in again and in September I left Heathrow yet again, this time bound for the Himalayas with a British non guided team of climbers. The destination this time was Mount Cho Oyu in the Tibetan Himalaya. At 8,201 metres above sea level, Cho Oyu is one of the 14 eight thousand metre peaks and the planets sixth highest peak.

I really tested myself this time climbing to well over 7,000 metres before having to admit defeat to incredibly strong wind conditions. I returned to the UK not disappointed at having not reached the top, but more overjoyed at the fact I had crossed the 7,000 metre barrier with no ill side effects or obvious symptoms of altitude sickness.

The next two years was spent in all out assault at gaining funding and sponsorship to go back to the Himalayas. This didn’t happen and I wasn’t able to muster any interest in my climbing goals. I therefore decided to re focus my thought process and I returned to University to read for my degree, which is where I am now.

With my Degree almost in the bag, I am now re focusing once again, this time my mind set is shifting back onto the Himalayas and a date with destiny.

I would class myself as just an average guy from an average place with an average life. But the one overwhelming difference is that I have an extraordinary dream. Which I hope to live out as a result of this web site.

I will not and do not accept mediocrity in life. We only live once, we only get once chance. We have to take that chance to truly live and to be all that we can be. Life is there to be lived and should be spent in the pursuit of the accomplishment of our dreams, no matter how big or small. Everybody has an Everest to strive towards. It just so happens that my Everest is Everest.

That is what drives me and drives this passion; a passion that has taken me to the very brink of despair and my sanity but it is a passion that is also going to take me to the roof of the world.

Check out Ellis's pixel dream here

 

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