Sharon Wood

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Sharon Adele Wood (born May 18, 1957), a Canadian mountaineer and guide, was the first North American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 20, 1986.[1][2] She climbed via the new route of the west shoulder from the Rongbuk Glacier without Sherpa assistance.[3]

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  1. ^ Robinson, Bart. "Sharon Adele Wood". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Famous Canadian Women's Historic Timeline - 1980-1989".
  3. ^ "Sharon Wood". Everest Motivational Speakers. 2009.