Bill March died on September 8. He was recognized internationally for his bold mountain climbing accomplishments in Scotland, Canada, South America and the USA. He also contributed much to the literature of the sport, including over 80 adventure articles and three books on ice climbing and mountain rescue. He was the leader of the first successful Canadian ascent of Mount Everest in 1982. In 1985, he was made an honorary member of the Alpine Club of Canada in recognition of his many contributions to Canadian mountaineering.
Bill was bom in England and did much of his early climbing in Scotland. In the late 1970s, he moved to Calgary, Alberta, where he resided until his death. At the time of his demise, he was Associate Professor of Physical Education at the University of Calgary. He is survived by his wife Karen and son Toni.