SHARON WOOD

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$7,501 to $15,000
 
TRAVELS FROM: Canada

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SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS

  • Everest - To the Summit and Beyond!
  • Take a Risk - Live Life!
  • Beating the Odds - Climbing Mt. Everest
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Living and Working to our Potential
  • Ordinary People - Extraordinary Results!

Categories

Adventure | Inspiration | Teamwork

Biography

Mount Everest was a culmination of an odyssey that began at age twelve when Sharon Wood's father took her up her first mountain. By the time she was seventeen she was devoting all her time to climbing. Laurie Skreslet met her at Outward Bound and knew she was out of the ordinary. "It was obvious to me the moment I saw her that she was committed, grounded, determined, focused, persevering...overflowing with potential."

Ms. Wood's first break came in 1977 when she joined an all women's expedition to Mount Logan. Then in 1983 she had her first big success with the Cassin Ridge on Mount Mckinley that "really changed my attitude. I didn't see myself so much as a woman but as a climbing partner. I came back with a lot of confidence." Expeditions to Makalu (1984), the south face of Aconcagua (1984) and the northeast face of Huascaran Sur (1985) followed. By 1986 she realized that she was "...ready for anything." Her ascent of Mount Everest by the difficult west ridge and north face was first for a North American woman, but as her friend Albi Sole recalled, "It's not because she was a woman that she got to the top, it's because she was the right person for the job"

In 1997 Sharon Wood received the Summit of Excellence Award at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. She explained her motives in a recent interview. "The constants that I have strived to maintain through all of these things is ...the steep learning curve, the intensity, perhaps a certain degree of risk.... and tremendous adventure...and that ongoing, never ending quest for self knowledge."

Ms. Wood's style is personal and moving. She uses powerful anecdotes and vivid analogies to convey the elements that parallel the challenges of striving individuals and organizations. Her authentic, humorous and honest approach evokes listeners to consider the value of their own resources and opportunities.

Sharon Wood is the author of Pushing the Limits. It is published by Rock Mountain Books and is available in most Canadian bookstores.

After Everest Sharon Wood had moved on to other adventures. Much in demand as a public speaker, she travels North America sharing her experiences and her approach to risk. In 1988 she married and is now raising a family. Much of her time nowadays is taken up organizing a private school she started in her hometown of Canmore, Alberta.

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  • Pushing the Limits

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