A Passion for Mountains

The Lives of Don and Phyllis Munday

By (author): Kathryn Bridge
ISBN 9781894765695
Softcover | Publication Date: August 1, 2006
Book Dimensions: 9.5 in x 9.625 in
240 Pages

About the Book

Don and Phyllis Munday are western Canada’s most famous mountaineering couple. Active members of the Alpine Club of Canada, they climbed for almost four decades throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as in the Selkirks and the Rocky Mountains.

The Mundays were ahead of their time. They are chiefly renowned for their tenacity and environmental awareness, as well as for their scientific contributions in exploring and documenting the little-known Coast Mountains. Their joint climbs from the 1920s through the 1940s included scaling 150-plus mountains; more than 40 were first ascents.

A Passion for Mountains features a broad selection of the Mundays’ photographs and incorporates their own words to describe many of their ascents.

About the Author(s)

Kathryn Bridge is an archivist and historian who lives in Victoria, BC. She has written several books about pioneers in British Columbia, including By Snowshoe, Buckboard and Steamer (winner of the 1998 Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing)and Phyllis Munday: Mountaineer (a finalist at the Banff Mountain Book Festival and a runner-up for the Van City Book Prize). Over the years she and her family have explored, camped and boated in many of the coastal areas of Vancouver Island.