Johanna Stålnacke is a Free skier and Climber who has been one of the leading female Scandinavian mountain sport athletes since her teens. Johanna grew up in Kiruna, the very north of Sweden where Alpine skiing, racing and Gymnastics dominated her childhood. With skis on she learned to appreciate the mountains early and the curiosity for steeps lead her to try out climbing. In 2005, she was one of the first Swedish women to accomplish outdoor sports climbing 8a and was successful in competitions. As a junior by winning the Swedish nationals and later as a senior, she became a Nordic Champion.
Today, Johanna´s great passion is signified by adventurous free skiing, often combined with a touch of alpine climbing to get in position for the descent.
Her mountain repertory includes ski descents down some of the most legendary steeps in the Mont Blanc Massif, first ski descents in both Norway and Chamonix as well as WI6 Ice climbing ascents and Bigwall climbs in the US and the Alps.
Johanna is currently following the UIAGM/IFMGA international Mountain guide program and calls Chamonix and north Norway her homes.
She has a radiant passion for mountain adventures, but admits that life wouldn’t be as colorful without singing, music and Alaskan Malamutes.
Join her on Instagram @johannatstalnacke and www.alpinepassion.com
My favorite Hestra gloves:
Army Leather Blizzard, the most versatile winter glove with an outstanding precision that keeps me warm and efficient while exploring colder mountain faces and descents. I rely on my gloves in the same way as I rely on my gear while ascending or descending cold mountain faces, skiing or climbing.
These gloves do the work in all situations, they keep me warm and dry and I can dry the liner separately. Perfect!
Ergo Grip Outdry Dexterity Short:For warmer snowy mountain days, when I need the perfect grip and fit. In spring I use them basically everyday for the alpine, ski mountaineering and touring objectives. A must have.
Army Leather Soft-shell Short:Versatile gloves with a good fit, perfect for climate in the Alps. In general I need gloves that fit well when I use axes, ropes and need to place gear on my ski descents. These short gloves is an all-arounder and the little sister to the Blizzard.
Photo: Johannes Strobel.