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Sharon Wood - Pushing the Limits: The Legacy | Episode Two

Updated: Aug 2



In 1996 and 1997 Chic Scott recorded 84 interviews with leading mountaineers all across Canada, as research for his book, Pushing the Limits, The Story of Canadian Mountaineering. These interviews have been safely stored in the archives of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies for 25 years and have now been digitized.


Filmmaker Glen Crawford, working with Chic, has selected eleven of the best interviews and has edited them and added photographs to create superb enhanced interviews.


Episode Two - Sharon Wood


When Sharon Wood reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 20, 1986, she became the first North American woman to do so. Over the year she has climbed frozen waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies, on Mount Logan, Denali, Aconcagua, Makalu and Huascaran. Since then Sharon has had a remarkable career as a public speaker and a climbing guide, and author, having written a book titled "Rising." This interview with Sharon was videotaped on November 12, 1996, in her home in Canmore, Alberta.

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