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.

Leaving Now

We are at the airport, the flight to Delhi leaves 20.10 tonight and in the morning we take the next flight to Kathmandu. There was lots to do before leaving, but we managed with everything.

 Me and Jessica accompanied by Jennifer, our youngest daughter, and Madhu, Jessica's boyfriend.

Me and Jessica accompanied by Jennifer, our youngest daughter, and Madhu, Jessica's boyfriend.

Jessica will follow me to the Everest base-camp. We will also attempt to summit Island Peak at 6189 meters, part of the acclimatization for me and a great adventure for Jessica if she makes it. She has not been to the high mountains but she has great balance and is good with heights. She also accompanied me to the Paratroopers training some weeks ago and did quite well with all the technical stuff. Our guides have told us that Island Peak is a bit more technical than Everest, but it should be ok.

Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project