Johanna Davidsson is a sister who is built for expeditions.
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.
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.
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 ventures a little bit further to climbing paradises like 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.
This is the Super South Pole Strategy
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sweet things said about Johanna and her skills.
Outdorsy people who are supporting the South Pole expedition.
Trude Berge Ottersen
Hanna Mi Jakobson
Female adventurer of the year, again.
Join the adventure, before, during and after.
The book tour started at home in Normlösa with family and neighbors then continued to Stockholm with bubbles and live interview. After a few stops at different places in Sweden with the new SoloSister book I’ve landed in Tromsø to continue the book tour here. Me and Hanna are very happy with the book result[…]
The online store is open! It’s possible to order the Solo Sister book and get it sent to your adress in Sweden after the 4th of April. After many months of working with the book it’s fantastic to share this with you. Thanks to Hanna Mi Jakobson who been my book-partner in crime this book[…]
I spent this weekend at the Explore exhibition in Stockholm, gave some speaches and sold my first books. It was possible to pre-order a signed book and recieve it at your adress in April. I also had the honor to pass over the price to Adventurer of the year. Big congrats to Christian Bodegren and[…]
The last year we have been in the creative process of making a book about my outdoor life. Together with my friend Hanna Mi Jakobson I have gathered all my adventure memories on 224 pages with text, photos and graphics. After this last sprint of book making we will release a coffee table book about[…]
Last year during this season I was on my way to the South Pole and the adventure of my life. This season I have returned to the continent to guide others who wish to realize their South Pole dreams. I am working for the Antarctic, Logistics & Expeditions company ALE with our base at Union[…]
I have booked a few autum presentations in Swedish which you are most welcome to come and listen to. I am also working on a project to reach more people with my expeditions stories. For on-line viewers there is also my TED talk in English from this spring. I am trying to describe how I[…]
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[…]