In 1986, as part of a Canadian team, Sharon 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 and without Sherpa support. But its how she got there that is truly compelling. In 'Rising', the personal motivation that drove Wood to reach further and further heights are detailed through the years leading up to the career-defining climb. It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit to overcome all obstacles, whether mountain peaks, social expectations or self-imposed barriers. Sharon Wood lives in Canwood, AB.