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.

Big snow storms on Aconcagua

From Aventuras Patagonicas:

"Yesterday the group reached high camp. Unfortunately due to big snow storms it was impossible for over fifty climbers from every company to continue their journey to the summit. Tonight the group will be spending night on high camp, preparing all their gear for the way down. Tomorrow everyone will descend towards "Plaza de Mula", the western basecamp.

This is the only Aventuras Patagonicas´s expedition so far this season that could not get to the summit. Nonetheless the achievement they have accomplished is to be appreciated."


Johanna may be a bit frustrated, turning back before the top is not her favorite thing. We also had to turn back also from Mera in the Himalayas before the peak in September because of the weather.

So, as she picked turning back for security reasons as one important thing to practice she's getting her share of doing that. You don't conquer a mountain, you visit it if it allows you to.

Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project