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.

What's next, Radio Nova called me

What's next? Will I go back to Everest?

I thought I will be saving money again for the next 30 years for a new try on Everest.

To my surprise Radio Nova called me the day before yesterday, late in the morning when I was still in Kathmandu. And there Enbuske & Linnanahde chatted for a while with me, it was earlier in the morning for them. They were so talkative it was hard to get anything said, I usually have a lot of things to say. While chatting away they promised to help me to get sponsors so that I could try again in a near future. They thought that a dream I have had since I was 8 years old is something that needs to be fulfilled. So maybe I don't have to wait an other 30 years? Wow!

The climbing license that I have is now valid for 5 more years. This was part of the promise of the Nepalese government when they shut down Everest this year without literally shutting it down. Literally forbidding climbing would have caused a lot of pressure to pay back the license fees. Promising a 5-year extension was easier.

Greetings from Delhi, soon back in Finland for Wappu!

Lets see what happens! 


Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project