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.

We're on the way!

We flew to Lukla with the first flight in the morning and set off for a short trek to Phakding. The accommodation here in Phakding is really nice, compared to what we experienced in September when attempting to summit Mera Peak.

Most of our group and most of our luggage got bumped off the plane, it was just my main guide Mingma, Jessica and me who got on, and only I got my gear. But we will manage well, the circumstances here are nice. 

Last night I got really sick, for the first time in decades. It was probably from eating something not so good. I did not sleep much and spent most of the night lying on the cool bathroom floor – I thought that would be a nicer place to die than in the bed beside Jessica. Nicer for Jessica I mean. 

So I was weak today, but I'm feeling much better already. Having a yak-steak now :)

On these pages is now also a rough schedule of the planned trek&climb to Everest.

Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project