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.

Resting a bit in Pangboche

Someone in our Snowy Horizon-group got a bit sick and we have decided to rest in the beautiful small village of Pangboche, about 4000 m, which was a stop not included in the original plan. Jessica has also had a bit of flu, or some mild mountain disease, but she is now quite rested and feeling better.

 By Moralist (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. A view of the Pangboche village with Ama Dablam behind.

By Moralist (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. A view of the Pangboche village with Ama Dablam behind.

I had a very nice climb of about 600 m up to the Ama Dablam base camp. It's one of the most beautiful spots were I have been. It was totally empty when I came there, because some days earlier there was a bad accident on that mountain.  I'm feeling really good and looking forward to the next days.

Tomorrow we move to Dingboche, back to the plan. 

Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project