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Phyllis Munday
Date of issue of stamp:
August 15, 1998
Designed by: Catherine Bradbury and based on an illustration by Dean Bartsch.

Echoing the feel and impact of the great posters of the 1930's, the stamp depicts Phyllis Munday in her climbing gear, and participating in one of her favourite pastimes, hiking.

Series : Legendary Canadians

2,000,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Canadian Bank Note Co.


Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Phyllis Munday. Born 1894. Died 1990. This woman has a mountain named for herself and her husband Don. Mount Munday is the highest peak in the Waddington Range of the Canadian Rockies. A competent climber she and Annette Buck in 1924 became the first women to reach the summit of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. While she would enjoy climbing more than 100 peaks in the Rockies she was more than a mountaineer. She was a scientist, cartographer, naturalist, humanitarian and adventurer. In 1973 she received the Order of Canada for her pioneering efforts in these fields and for her dedicated service to the Girl Guides, St. Johns Ambulance and the Alpine Club of Canada.