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.

Camp One, 4900 m

Everything and everyone has been well at camp 1 according to the lead guide Eliena Camaño.  The group is now carrying a load to Choper camp, or camp 2, at above 5.300 meters. After carrying the gear up there they plan to return to camp 1 to sleep and then again climb to camp 2 the following day. All this back and forth to acclimatize better.

There are still camp 3 and then high camp close to 5900 meters en route before the summit. Summiting could happen in 3-7 days depending on the weather and how the climbers are doing.

Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project