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.

In Argentina

The flight from Amsterdam was long, 14 hours I think! 

I'm here with Aventuras Patagonicas, a local company with international services. I spent one night in Buenos Aires and another in Mendoza. Now we're off to to the mountains! First to Los Penitentes.

  The group in Mendoza, photo from the   Aventuras Patagonicas  web-site. I always have to have a map to know where I am.

The group in Mendoza, photo from the Aventuras Patagonicas web-site. I always have to have a map to know where I am.

One thing confirmed about Argentina, great steaks! And giant-sized. As a snack, I have also had a quadruple-steak hamburger, the largest in Mendoza :-)

Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project