Home is Where the Mountains Are

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.

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