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.

Finally a living creature to sleep with

One of the funniest memories I have from this trip to Everest is from when I arrived back in Lukla after the long but quick two-day hike from Everest Base Camp. I actually made it in less than two whole days from EBC to Kathmandu. There have now started to arrive people who started a few hours after me, after the meeting where the season was basically cancelled, but took five days.

Anyway, while in Lukla I noticed that for the first time in a long time I had company to sleep with, a fly in the room. What a hilarious sound! It took me some time to understand that I am at such a low altitude that there are flies. I had to laugh for some minutes from pure happiness :D

Wouldn't have believed that some weeks ago, how small things can make me happy!



Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project