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Issue date: 1st July 2002

The Canadian Post issued in the year 2002 a special stamp sheet (International year of Mountains), showing the Seven Summits, Everest, Aconcagua, McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson Massif, Carstensz Pyramid and the highest Canadian Peak, Mount Logan, to pay tribute to the two accomplished Canadian Explorers Pat Morrow and Bernhard Voyer.

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(Canada's Stamp Details (Vol. XI No 4; October to December 2002) 

"Two of Canada's greatest climbers have made history by scaling the highest peaks in all seven continents. Bernard Voyer climbed the last of the continental summits in December 2001 - becoming the first North American explorer to reach all seven summits and both poles and to ski accross Greenland and Ellesmere Island. Spring 2002, Canada Post sponsored B.Voyer's expedition to Mount Logan [Canada's highest summit] to commemorate the International Year of Mountains. Pat Morrow, a freelance photographer [photographer of this issue as well (with Richard Hartmier)], became the first man to achieve the feat of all seven summits in 1986. His record has been sanctioned by the Guiness Book of World Records."

Canada 2002 International Year of Mountain stamp sheet

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