Text Box: Nicholas Rice
Extreme High Altitude Athlete
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(Left) Nicholas Rice at Camp II on the south-southeast spur on K2 in Pakistan in 2008 .


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Mountaineering and Related Activities

Annapurna I Expedition, Nepal (8,091m/ 26,545ft) North Face Variation 
On Permit with Pan-European Annapurna Expedition; Logistics by Cho Oyu Trekking

Shishapangma Expedition, Tibet (8,008m) August 26th-October 14th, 2009 (North Summit)
On Permit with the Adventure Shishapangma Expedition; Logistics by Prestige Adventure
Summitted North Summit on September 27th, 2009 at 12:30pm
Climbed without Sherpa Support or Supplemental Oxygen via the Chinese Route

Mount Shasta, CA, USA (Hotlum-Bolum Ridge Route) (14,162 ft) August 8th, 2009 (Summit)

Mount Russell, CA, USA (East Ridge Route) (14,086 ft / 4293m) June 24th, 2009 (Summit)

Manaslu Solo Expedition/Summit Climb, Nepal (8,162m) March 24th-June1st, 2009 (Summit)
On Permit with the Italian Manaslu Expedition; Summited May 19th, 2009 at 11:30am
Logistics Provided by Prestige Adventure
Climbed without Sherpa Support or Supplemental Oxygen via the Japanese Route

Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya Summit Climbs (19,341ft and 17,057ft respectively) (Summit)
December 25th, 2008 - January 7th, 2009; Climbed with Catalina Quesada Castro
Logistics Provided by Zara Expeditions, Tanzania and Spurwing Tours, Kenya
Climbed via Sirimon Route (ascent) and Naro Moru Route (descent) (Mount Kenya) 
Kilimanjaro climbed via the Marangu Route

K2 Expedition/Summit Climb (via South-Southeast Spur Route) May 28th-August 17th, 2008
Member: French International K2 expedition led by Hugues D’Aubarede
Summit bid aborted at 8,200 meters due to dangerous conditions in the bottleneck
Logistics provided by Adventure Tours Pakistan, No Oxygen, No High Altitude Porters

Winter ascents of Toubkal (13,672ft), Ras Ouanoukrim (13,396ft), Timesguida n Ouanoukrim (13,416ft), Afella n Ouanoukrim (13,265ft), Dedo del Tadat (12,589ft) in Morocco (Summits)
December, 2007-  January, 2008; Climbed with Catalina Quesada Castro (Spain)

Shishapangma Expedition/Summit Climb, Tibet (26,289ft) August 26th-October 8th, 2007
Leader: USA International Shishapangma Expedition
Summit bid abandoned due to heavy snowfall (over 2m) resulting in extreme avalanche danger
Logistics provided by Monterosa Treks and  Expeditions Nepal, No Oxygen, No Sherpas

Broad Peak Expedition/Summit Climb, Pakistan (26,400ft) June 8th-August 5th, 2007
Leader: USA International Broad Peak Expedition 
Turned back at the col at 7,800 meters due to high winds and impending bad weather. 
Logistics provided by Adventure Tours Pakistan, No Oxygen, No High Altitude Porters

Aconcagua Expedition/Summit Climb, Argentina (22,831 ft) January 30th-February 28th, 2007
2007 American Expedition; Mules Service Provided by Fernando Grajales
Turned back at Camp II due to severe wind and time constraints involving our Ascent Permit

Gasherbrum II Expedition/Summit Climb, Pakistan (26,360 ft) June 20th-August 12th, 2006 (Summit)
Solo Ascent with Logistical Support from Adventure Tours Pakistan (ATP) 
No Oxygen, No High Altitude Porters, Summitted July 24th at 4:30pm CIII to Summit (no camp IV)
On Permit with USA International Gasherbrum II Expedition; Climbed via the Southwest Ridge

Gasherbrum I & II Expedition/Summit Climb, Pakistan (26,470 ft/26,360 ft) June 6th-August 7th, 2005
Member: US and Canada GI and GII Expedition 
Turned back due to avalanche conditions and exceptionally consistent bad weather

Mount Shasta, CA, USA (Casaval Ridge Route) (14,162 ft) May 20-22, 2005 (Summit)
Independent Climb

Cho Oyu Expedition/Summit Climb, Tibet (26,906 ft) (Normal Route) August 23rd to October 10th, 2004 With Eric Simonson (International Mountain Guides) (Summit) 
CIII-Summit in 3hrs; Summitted at 4:30am; Summit-ABC same day

Mount Whitney, CA, USA (14,498 ft) (Mountaineers’ Route) July 11th, 2004 
Independent Climb

Mount Shasta, CA, USA (14,162 ft) (West Side Route-Hidden Valley) June 25th to June 27th, 2004
Shasta Mountain Guides

Mount Rainier, WA, USA (14,410 ft) (Kautz Route-Grade II-III) June 17th to June 20th, 2004 (Summit) 
With Paul Maier and Victor Schimgen (RMI) 

Mount Whitney, CA, USA (14,498 ft) August 2nd, 2003 (Summit)
Independent Climb

Mount McKinley Expedition, Alaska, USA (20,320 ft) June 24th to July 7th, 2003 (Summit)
With Jason and Brandon Tanguay (RMI)

Winter Expedition Seminar, December 29th, 2002 to January 3rd, 2003 
With John Race and George Dunn (RMI)

Mount Shasta, CA, USA (14,162 ft) (Avalanche Gulch Route) July, 2002 (Summit)
Independent Climb

Mount Rainier, WA (14,410 ft) (Disappointment Cleaver Route) August 21st, 2002 (RMI) (Summit)
Rainier Mountaineering Inc.

Various Peaks throughout the Sierra Nevada Range (Lakes Trail, Alta Peak, Half Dome, etc.) and Wasatch Range (Mount Olympus and Grandeur Peak)

4 day Intermediate Rock Climbing Seminar, Joshua Tree, CA May, 2002

Private Guided Rock Climbing with Don Reid (Successful Climbs up to 5.12b)

Climbing Organization Involvement:


Supporting Member: International Mountain Explorers Connection


Member: The American Alpine Club


Associate Member: The American Mountain Guide Association


Humanitarian Organization Involvement:


United Nations High Commission For Refugees
Case Postale 2500, CH-1211 Genève 2 Dépôt CH


Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor, New York, New York US

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC US

Center For The Victims of Torture
26 New Signal Hill Rd., Signal Hill, Congo Cross, Freetown SL

Amnesty International
5 Penn Plaza - 14th floor, New York, New York US

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Nicholas Rice is a 25 year old extreme high-altitude mountaineer based out of Los Angeles. He has climbed on seven of the fourteen highest mountains in the world and is currently climbing with a Pan-European Team on Annapurna. The team will attempt to gain access to the elusive summit via the north face. This will be Nick’s tenth 8000 meter expedition and his second expedition in Nepal.  Dispatches posted daily in the Expedition Dispatches section of this website.

(Above) Nicholas Rice at Camp I on Aconcagua on his 2007 Expedition