The London student attempted the climb last year, but had to turn back less than 400 feet from the summit, after members of his team started to suffer from altitude sickness.
Speaking to London' Evening Standard Stewart explained: 'Although I've been up Everest before there is still a huge amount of excitement. I feel better prepared physically and mentally this time.'
But Geordie is fully aware of the challenge that faces him. 'It is a very difficult place to be. Three of my team mates last year were badly affected by the altitude.'
This alone is a characteristic of a Man of Action, but the expedition will top Stewart's list of climbing the highest peaks on each continent. Geordie has already climbed:
- Cerro Aconcagua in the Andes, South America
- Kilimanjaro in North-Eastern Tanzania, Africa
- Vinson Massif in Antartica
- Carstensz Pyramid in Oceania
- Elbrus in the Caucasus, on the border of Europe and Asia
- McKinley in Alaska, North America
Climbing Everest will mean that Geordie Stewart will mean that he will have climbed the tallest mountains in the world.
Bear Grylls expressed his admiration of the expedition. 'It is an endeavour that will take him to the limits and probably beyond, and that sort of commitment is not hard to admire'.
We salute Stewart's ambition and conviction.