Adventures of a mother of 7 – Johanna Gustafsson

Because it's there!

When 8 years old I learned about Mount Everest, and ever since I have dreamed about climbing up there. When I became middle-aged and sensible I thought that it's impossible.

2012 when I turned 50 I suddenly got this crazy idea to fulfill my childhood dream. Now, almost 2 years later, after studying, training, researching & finding solutions, it seems possible!

If things go well I will summit in May 2014, if things don't go well I will hopefully do it another year. If you want to follow me vie e-mail updates you can subscribe to them.

The shoes arrived

I was lacking high altitude boots and it seemed to be really difficult to find a pair of my size. Finally V-P Mölsä helped me to find Joonas from Bonge Oy who found me suitable ones. Thank you, both!!

The Boots came today from Germany. And luckily they are the warmest existing, Lowa Expedition 800 GTX.  If I understood it correctly, Veikka Gustafsson (no relation) had the same model when he climbed Everest. 


I have walked the rest of the day in my new shoes, to the bank, the supermarket, visiting the doctor to get high altitude sickness medicine (dexametazone), the pharmacy, exercising at home, the school Christmas party, etc.

 It feels like my shoes really are warm. Yeez!!


Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project