AFTER conquering the seven highest peaks in the world, an intrepid adventurer is celebrating the release of his book detailing the tenacious challenge.

Geordie Stewart, from Abbotts Ann, became the youngest Briton to scale the highest peak on every continent when he was just 22-years-old.

After returning from his adventures and spending five years in the army, the now 29-year-old has launched his first book, In Search Of Sisu, about summiting the highest points across the globe.

Geordie began writing in December last year and launched a kickstarter campaign which raised over £7000 in funding.

He said: “I read a friends book and he wrote a great account about him cycling around the world. He started to share a lot of stuff in his book I was unaware of about his own feelings and relationships.

It liberated me to write. I thought OK if you’re going to write the book, you have to do it completely honestly, share a lot and basically cover all the bits that no one knows about.

“I think I could have written the book when I was 22, I could have written a very decent surface level climbing book about what it’s like to climb the highest mountains. I think sometimes though you need time and space to reflect on why you wanted to do these climbs, what your thought process was, what your actual challenges were and the things no one actually knows. People know it’s hard to climb a mountain, people know that the view on the top of the world is going to be nice and you get some good pictures and probably have some good teammates, but I feel that’s all quite generic, that doesn’t really tell anyone about you and about the story and those sort of inner dynamics.”

Geordie became inspired to climb the world’s highest peaks at age 17 when reading Bear Grylls’ account of climbing Everest. He added: “I read this and genuinely halfway through it I thought Everest would be a good idea and a good ambition. I then did a bit more research and came across the seven summits, the highest mountain in every continent. I took the illogical path of deciding I wanted to climb Everest then learning how to do it, it’s probably not recommended.”

The journey to the top was anything but easy. Long periods spent away from home put strain on relationships and limited funds making his dream even harder to reach. His toughest challenge was deciding to turn back during his first ascent of Everest in 2010, which he credits as “influential because learning to deal with that failure was a massively important step in my own development.”

The book has been endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Bear Grylls, who described it as “a raw and honest account.”

Launched on July 4, the book is available now from Amazon.

Geordie hopes his personal account may inspire other youngsters, as he originally was, He said “I’d like to think if there’s a 16 year old kid who had mental health issues or a 15 year old kid with a dream to travel the world or even if it’s like hey I might try and climb the Three Peaks or do a Parkrun then id be delighted.”