EP02 – Johanna Davidsson: Skiing to the South Pole and kite-skiing back again (solo)

 

 

Johanna Davidson is a Swedish adventurer and self-described 'cheerful ski bum' who has gone further than most humans in chasing her dreams of a life outdoors in extreme polar conditions, among them skiing alone across Antarctica to the South Pole and then kite-skiing back out to the coast.

Listen as she recounts the planning, funding, and endurance challenges on her way to becoming an accidental world record holder for the fastest female to the South Pole, unsupported.

She was also the first Swedish solo woman to complete this feat, the first Swede to go to the South Pole and then back again, and completed the fastest return trip to and from the South Pole ever made.

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HIGHLIGHTS

5:27 - Johanna's persistence drumming up funding through crowdfunding, sponsorships, and bank loans

10:45 - The mental and emotional management skills and resilience Johanna developed during the expedition

18:14 - Effects on the body and endurance challenges while traversing a variety of terrains and elevations on the way to the South Pole

24:48 - Johanna recounts unexpected experiences and special moments while out alone in the polar environment


LINKS

Solo Sister Johanna’s website

Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE)

Johanna’s Instagram

 

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