Reach for the Top

Phyllis Munday, Mountaineer

By Carol-Ann Hoyte

A review of Phyllis Munday, Mountaineer by Kathryn Bridge

Published on October 1, 2002

Phyllis Munday, Mountaineer
Kathryn Bridge

XYZ Publishing

Celebrate the United Nations’ International Year of Mountains by reading about Phyllis (Phyl) Munday, female mountaineer extraordinaire. In 1924 she became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Robson. Despite early-onset arthritis, she climbed 100 mountains, many of which were first ascents. Munday also gave a life-time of service to her community as a member of the Girl Guide movement and St. John’s Ambulance. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.



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