In 1986, Sharon Wood made history, not only as the first North American woman to climb the world’s highest mountain, but because she summited Everest with a small team of self-sufficient peers who climbed the mountain by a new and never repeated route.
In mountaineering Sharon Wood found a pursuit equal to her intensity and emotional courage. In coming to terms with the nature of peaks, Sharon discovered others who were not afraid to put their lives on the line in exchange for a glimpse of their deeper selves. She also found she possessed the ability to solve ever more complex and demanding climbing problems. While engaging in the most intense forms of inward and outward exploration, Sharon Wood and her climbing partners shaped an entire generation of Canadian alpinism. Home is Where the Mountains Are is their story.