This is the super plan for the South Pole.
Johanna will got to the middle of the Southern hemisphere, and back. Never before has any Swede gone to the South Pole without a return ticket.
The work out begins on a solo tour during winter in Finnmark and a buddy tour across Svalbard in spring. That will make her fit for Antarctica in the autumn 2016.
It was a Norwegian guy, Roald Amundsen, who was the first to reach the South Pole a long time ago. About a century later it is Johanna’s turn to make polar history.
The luggage is pretty heavy, more then a hundred kilos. Johanna will talk to some sponsors and test some equipment before she is done packing.
Johanna Davidsson is a sister who is built for this expedition.
In Swedish the nickname for a nurse is sister. So, Johanna is a professional sister, a little sister and a solo sister. As a female adventurer she strives to inspire other women and girls to go out to explore. While doing so, she doesn't want her or her fellow sisters to be defined as girl adventures. They are adventurers and Johanna has gone further then most women and men. Her strenght lies in her desire to be outdoors. Johanna was primarely drawn to the French Alps, where she was shaped by several ski seasons. She cintinued to enjoyed the white plains, ski hills and ice caps and educated herself in the Nordic landscape. Her life was based in outdorsy hubs like Storuman, Umeå and Tromsø. The ski tours and mountain trips became a build-up for a Greenland expedition in 2014. She crossed the ice sheet together with one of her big sisters and they became the first Swedes to cover that distance. An award winning expedition, which made them the Swedish Adventurers of the year. This time the sister is going on her own, as a solo sister. But she is doing this expeditions for her fellow sisters as well. For the professional ones and the adventuruos ones.
Ski instructor, kite trainer and mountain guide. She went through Hardangervidda on skis and crossed Greenland with kite, from the south to the north. 2 300 km in 36 days.
Paddled along the Swedish and Finnish coast. 3660 km in 92 days. But she was not totally solo, a buddy kayaked the opposite way and they did a high-five half way.
Leisure climber who is exploring the nearby mountain walls outside of Tromsø. And sometimes she is venturing a little bit further to the climbing paradise of Lofoten.
Johanna has been sailing as well. Once she crossed the Indian Ocean, from Indonesia to Cape Town. When she was a rib boat guide in the Sognefjord she used a motor however.
Outdorsy people who are supporting the South Pole expedition.
Trude Berge Ottersen
Hanna Mi Jakobson
Sweet things said about Johanna and her skills.
The nurse is putting her skis on and takes a stand with her sisters!
Follow the ski tracks towards the South Pole 2016. These are the updates of progress.
I have returned to an amazing welcome in Sweden. First there was the surprise party, then it was all the media attention and after that I recieved a nomination to the Swedish Adventurer of the year 2016. ”The first Swede who realizes a South Pole expedition on her own and as a return journey, in[…]
Last night I got back to Sweden to my family and they had organized this fantastic surprise party. A welcome party with my friends, boyfriend, family and neighbors at Skrivargården in Östergötland. I left the chilean city Punta Arenas a couple of days ago and now I am trying to slowly adapt into the real[…]
This is a photo from a few days ago when I got picked up at the finnish line by Hercules Inlet. Since then I feel like I’ve been treated like royalty. The logistic company ALE have been wonderful and the last days in Antarctica at Union Glacier was so good. I didn’t want to leave,[…]
I want to say a big thank you to Hanna, Kristoffer, Dennis and Lars that has helped me along the way with support, blogging, logistics, advices and everything else. Thank you for making my adventure so damn good! I also want to thank all my fantastic friends and family that has given me little surprises[…]
After getting picked up by a small plane I landet at a lovely welcome party at the polar base at Union Glacier. Some people brought me champagne, a crown, a big red cape and held a sign that said congratulations Johanna. It was so sweet to get back to this civilization, where I can stay[…]
Almost 39 days skiing to the South Pole and 12 days kiting back, with a total of 2 270 kilometers. I don’t think I fully understand that I’m finished! Done! Made it! And it all went so well. Unbelievable. No more kilometers to cover. I’m feeling so happy. And a little bit sad that it’s[…]
I kited 200 kilometers yesterday and only have 40 to go. I have almost reached the coast and have mountains and glaciers all around me. It is more beautiful then I can remember. I am standing outside of my tent in the last day of solitude, taking it all in, wishing that this adventure could[…]