Rising by Sharon Wood - Book Signing
SHARON WOOD made history in 1986 when she became the first woman from North America to climb Mount Everest. Her Canadian team’s unsupported ascent of the difficult West Ridge was a first from the Tibetan side, and despite several attempts since, their route has never been repeated.
Sharon’s epic story of her small team prevailing over extreme conditions and seemingly impossible odds catapulted her into a professional speaking career. Mount Everest is by no means Sharon’s first or last mountain. The professional alpine guide has four decades of climbing experience throughout the mountain ranges of the world, which include ascents of the South Face of Aconcagua, the Cassin Ridge on Denali, and a new route, The Southern Cross on Northeast Face of Huascaran Sur.
Sharon considers her achievement on Everest a stepping-stone to her greatest accomplishments: raising two high-spirited sons, her involvement as co-founder and president of a fully accredited school in her community, and author of a memoir titled Rising, published this fall by Mountaineers Books in the U.S. and Douglas & McIntyre in Canada.
Sharon resides with her husband in Canmore, Alberta and divides her time between guiding, inspirational speaking and enjoying an active mountain lifestyle.
AT CMFF: Meet Canadian Sharon Wood at our opening night of the Calgary Mountain Film Festival. Sharon's book will be available for purchase for $29.95, or bring your own copy to have it signed by the author herself.Free
WITH: Sharon Wood
WHEN: October 18, 2019
TIME: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
WHERE: The Plaza Theatre