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.

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Outline Itinerary

01April/ Day 01:   Arrival and Transfer

02April/ Day 02:   Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Everest Region

03April/ Day 03:   Kathmandu-Lukla (2.800 m) Scenic Flight and short trek to Phakding (2600 m)

04April/ Day 04:   Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3.400 m) Trek.

05April/ Day 05:   Rest day in Namche for acclimatization

06April/ Day 06:   Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3.900 m) Trek

07April/ Day 07:   Tyangboche to Dingboche (4.500 m) Trek

08April/ Day 08:   Dingboche to Lobuche (4.900 m) Trek

09April/ Day 09:   Rest for acclimatization at Lobuche

10April/ Day 10:   Lobuche to Gorakshep (5.200 m) Trek

11April/ Day 11:   Gorakshep to Base camp (5.400 m) Trek.

Underneath a map of the Everest area:


12April - 29May/Day 12-58:   Everest Summit Climbing

12April --> Island Peak Summit (6.160 m) climbing, from there return home to Finland directly for Jessica and back to Everest Base Camp for Johanna probably 19April

Planned Everest summiting time for Johanna 15.-19. May, it could happen earlier or later depending on weather conditions.

30May/ Day 59:   Trek down from base camp via Lobuche to Dingboche

01June/ Day 60:   Dingboche to Tengboche trek

02June/ Day 61:   Tengboche to Namche Bazaar Trek

03June/ Day 62:   Namche Bazaar to Lukla Trek. 

04June/ Day 63:   Fly Back to Kathmandu.

05June/ Day 64:   The Leisure day and sightseeing

06June/ Day 65:   Transfer for Final Departure

Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project