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Avalanche Survivor -- Once Frostbitten, Not Shy

8/18/2008 9:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He barely survived a disastrous trip to K2, where 11 other climbers in his crew were killed in a freak avalanche -- but for 23-year-old Nicholas Rice the most daunting tasks appeared to be the endless interviews at LAX, paying his $1,000 satellite phone bill and getting his Starbucks fix.

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KJ    

This is a new low....

2222 days ago
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feisty1    

Amazing someone survived! God bless him.K2 is arguabley the most technically difficult mountain in the world to climb, and a lot of people die trying. BTW TMZ, he is a climber, not a hiker lol. I would love to see someone "hike" K2.

2222 days ago
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arte help    

Takes alot of b*lls to climb them, give him a break won'tcha??

2222 days ago
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Melon Head    

THIS GUY LOOKS LIKE FREDDY KRUGER'S COUSIN....JUST SAYIN..

2222 days ago
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AmyNichole    

The stresses of all that he has went through are showing on his face.....He doesn't look 23.
You'd think he was in his mid 30s, but he's one brave lot for climbing K2! *kudos*

2222 days ago

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