Everest

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.

Iltalehti interviewed me

Iltalehti (Finnish newspaper) came last night to make an article about my Everest project. Go and check it out if you can find it :D 

 My oldest daughter told me the photographer had to do a lot of work to get such happy, smiling pictures of me. Her sister agrees!

My oldest daughter told me the photographer had to do a lot of work to get such happy, smiling pictures of me. Her sister agrees!

It is supposed to be published today, Saturday 21.12, I haven't seen the story myself yet. I think it is only in the paper copy, not in the web version. At least so far.

Let's hope that me and my big mouth weren't too loud this time. I sometimes tell stories that I don't want to read in a newspaper. That becomes a problem if I happen to tell them to a reporter, during an interview.

Update: it is now online!

As you can see, not much hope of a white christmas in southern Finland this year. Too bad.

I actually practice walking on the ladder in the dark wearing my boots and crampons. You know, they put ladders across ravines and other difficult places on Everest.

Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project