PreviewsSharon Wood

  • Rising

    Becoming the First Canadian Woman to Summit Everest, A Memoir

    Sharon Wood

    In 1986, as part of a Canadian team, Wood became the first woman from the Americas to summit Mount Everest, and the first woman in the world to do so via the West Ridge from Tibet without Sherpa support. She tells of the years leading up to it, the climb itself, and dealing with the unexpected acclaim and expectations that followed.