Solo Sister skied to the South Pole

"Johannas bedrift har varit jättefin. Min ambition var aldrig att göra det här så fort som möjligt, men bevisligen gick det att slå både det och många andra tidigare turer i och med att Johanna bestämde sig att försöka göra det snabbt, men även att ha det bra. Hon verkar ha kunnat kombinera detta och det är i dubbel bemärkelse coolt." Av Ola Skinnarmo, första svensk som skidade till Sydpolen

Adventurer

Johanna Davidsson is a sister who is built for expeditions.
A strong, sweet and cheerful skibum who had the South Pole in her sight.

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 continued 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 was going on her own, as a solo sister. But she was doing this South Pole expedition for her fellow sisters as well. For the professional ones and the adventuruos ones.

  • skis

    Glacier guide, kite trainer and mountain guide. She did Hardangervidda on skis and crossed Greenland with kite, from the south to the north. And skied to the South Pole.

  • kayaking

    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.

  • climbing

    Leisure climber who is exploring the nearby mountain walls outside of Tromsø. And sometimes she ventures a little bit further to climbing paradises like Lofoten.

  • Sailing

    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.

EXPEDITION

This is the Super South Pole Strategy
Map

Johanna did a return journey to the middle of the Southern hemisphere. Never before has anyone gone to the pole, and back to the coast, as fast as she.

Plan

The work out began on a solo tour during winter in Finnmark and a buddy tour across Svalbard in spring. That made her fit for Antarctica in the winter of 2016.

History

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 was Johanna’s turn to make polar history.

Packningen

The luggage was pretty heavy, more then a hundred kilos. Johanna talked to some sponsors and tested lots of equipment before she was done packing.

Credentials

Sweet things said about Johanna and her skills.

TEAM

Outdorsy people who are supporting the South Pole expedition.
Lars Ebbesen
Lars Ebbesen
Polar expert
The adventure coach with extreme knowledge and experience of the polar regions. Lars has done all types of expeditions, including the South Pole 1994, and made sure that Johanna was all charged up and ready to go.
Trude Berge Ottersen
Trude Berge Ottersen
Film creator
The documentary filmmaker who captured all the South Pole preparation in the hoods of Tromsø. Trude is a hiker and has previously been filming in extreme conditions, like documenting seal hunting on the icy sea between Greenland and Iceland.
Hanna Mi Jakobson
Hanna Mi Jakobson
Journalist
The multimedia journalist who made the webpage and is the co-author of the Solo Sister book. Hanna usually writes about cycling, lives on the cycling island of Gotland and goes for adventures on a touring bicycle.
Anna Lovehed
Anna Lovehed
Photographer
The still photographer who captured Johanna in snowy photo-ops. Anna is a climber who studied nature photography on the picturesque island of Lofoten. Her photos are used by the press, on the webpage and in the book.
Dennis Svärd
Dennis Svärd
Media contact
The PR-guy and press person who connected Johanna with the media during the expedition. Dennis brings the Public Relations outdoor and is working with several succesful adventurers in Sweden.
Camilla Hansen
Camilla Hansen
Booking agent
She takes care about the schedule to make sure Johanna is reaching out. Camilla is working with storytelling in her own company GeoGuidance and have been the Swedish coordinator for National Geographic Society.

Female adventurer of the year, again.

BLOG

Join the adventure, before, during and after.

CONTACT

Write something nice to Johanna.