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.

Hotel Hilten

We are in Namche Bazaar, a big village with several hotels. Ours is called Hilten, it's a green building with a green roof on top of the village, easy to find. Luxurious, toilet and shower in the room.

Namche Bazaar village located at 3,440 metres (11,286 ft) above the sea level in Khumbu region, northeastern Nepal. The Kongde Ri peakb with its 6,187 m (20,299 ft) can be seen in the background. Photo by stevehicks [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Namche Bazaar village located at 3,440 metres (11,286 ft) above the sea level in Khumbu region, northeastern Nepal. The Kongde Ri peakb with its 6,187 m (20,299 ft) can be seen in the background. Photo by stevehicks [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

It was a wonderful day today, Jessica was strong in the 800 m vertical climb to Namche. I was also 100 times stronger than yesterday after the sickness in Kathmandu. Hopefully tomorrow will be even better. It will be a rest day for acclimatization, we will take maybe a 3 hour hike to the Everest view point and back. 

We both got a massage, that was also luxurious. With the massage we got some free internet time, for this blog among other things. I also saw a Finnish sauna, let's see if we can go bathing.

Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project