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OPERATION MUSK OX [Arctic travel, not the animal] 1946 William P. House
By House, William P.
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Printed for the American Alpine Club, Reprint from the Quartermaster review, US Army, 1946. 14 pp, photos, cover. William House was working for the Army Quartermaster General after the War, and was assigned as an observer to Exercise Musk Ox, a combined US and Canadian Army operation in Arctic Canada to practice and research methods of travel, living, survival and maneuver under full arctic conditions. 

The 50+ members of the exercise travelled 3400 miles across the barren lands of Artic Canada under winter conditions. 8 1/2 x 11 format booklet, stapled, as New. Multiple copies available.

Bill House was a climber:

In 1936, along with Fritz Wiessner, he and Wiessner became the first persons to climb Mount Waddington in Canada, a mountain on which there had previously been sixteen unsuccessful attempts. On the 1938 American K2 expedition (Five Miles High), he was the first to climb House's Chimney when he free-climbed it in 1938. It was subsequently named after him.

We have about 30 copies of this article. If anybody can make use of them I will be happy to send them to you for free, just pay $6 for postage. 

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