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Extreme High Altitude Athlete
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Current and Upcoming Expeditions

Expedition DIspatches

2014 Broad Peak Expedition Dispatches *ONGOING NOW*

Nicholas Rice will depart Los Angeles for Islamabad, Pakistan on June 23rd, 2014 for his eleventh Himalayan expedition. Teaming up with Catalina Quesada Castro (Spain), MariaPilar Aguno (Spain), and Carlos Garranzo (Spain), Nick will attempt to climb Broad Peak via the West Ridge route. Broad Peak is 12th highest mountain in the world standing at an elevation of 8047 meters or 26,401ft. It is located in the Karakorum Range in Northeast Pakistan. The first ascent was made in 1957 by an Austrian Expedition led by Marcus Schmuck. In 2007, Nick reached the col at 7900 meters but was forced by altitude sickness (resulting from an altered acclimatization schedule due to rockfall injury sustained earlier in the climb) to  abort his summit bid. Dispatches will be posted via satellite phone as the expedition progresses. Click here for the dispatches or visit dispatches.nickrice.us