Text Box: Nicholas Rice
Extreme High Altitude Athlete
Text Box: Xpedition 8000

Makalu Expedition 2010

Climber Biographies

Nicholas Rice

Nicholas Rice was born in Hermosa Beach, California in 1985. He has been climbing for twelve years focusing mainly on alpine and rock. Nick climbed his first 8000 meter peak in 2004, Cho Oyu in Tibet, ranked 6th in the world. He knew the sport was for him when he arrived on the summit just 3 hours after leaving Camp III. Nick has been climbing in Pakistan the past two years with a 2005 expedition to Gasherbrum I and II and then a successful solo climb of Gasherbrum II in 2006. He is intending to climb Broad Peak this summer and then flying over to Nepal in the spring of 2009 to attempt Makalu (ranked 5th in the world). More Information


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