Bill House

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William Pendleton "Bill" House (1914–1997) was an American climber.[1][2][3][4] In 1936, along with Fritz Wiessner, he and Wiessner became the first people to climb Mount Waddington in Canada, a mountain on which there had previously been sixteen unsuccessful attempts.[1] On the 1938 American K2 expedition, he was the first to climb House's Chimney when he free-climbed it in 1938. It was subsequently named after him.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Bates, Robert H. (1998). "William P. House, 1913-1997 - AAC Publications - Search The American Alpine Journal and Accidents". American Alpine Journal: 408–409.
  2. ^ a b Green, Stewart (April 10, 2019). "K2: How to Climb the Abruzzi Spur Route". Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Fedarko, Kevin (2003-11-01). "The Mountain of Mountains". Outside Online. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  4. ^ Kauffman, Andrew J.; Putnam, William L. (1992). K2: The 1939 Tragedy. Seattle, WA: Mountaineers. p. 25. ISBN 0-89886-323-6.