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NICHOLAS CHEE

Medic & Deputy Team Leader

Born in 1989, started climbing in 2010, Nicholas is the first Singaporean to climb Lenin Peak (7,134m) in Kyrgyzstan (guided) in July 2013 and Kan Tengri-north route  August 2017 unguided. He is also a SEA certified sports climbing instructor. He climbs about D+/F6c/WI5+/ VI 5.

His favourite mountaineering quote is:

"Voyteck had always marveled at Alex (MacIntyre's) pre-climb strategy: Drink heavily the night before. Alex seemed to approach all the great events in his life with a hangover, reasoning that the mass destruction of brain cells prior to climbing at altitude left fewer of them to be destroyed by the absence of oxygen during the climb."

His alpinist idols are Ueli Steck, Voyteck Kurtyka and Colin Haley.

His dream peak is Pobeda.

Major climbs (alpine style):

  • Sudarshan Parbat - Uttarakhand/India (6507m, West Ridge, 2016)

  • Khan Tengri - Kyrgyzstan (7010m, North route, 2017), unguided and unsupported but used fixed ropes.

  • Frendo Spur - Chamonix/France (1200m route length, D+, III/AI6, IV (5.7))

  • Mont Maudit - Chamonix/France (4465m, Kuffner Ridge, 2018)

  • Mont Blanc - Chamonix/France (4809m, Royal Traverse, 2016)

  • Aiguille du Chardonnet - Chamonix/France (3824m, Forbes Ridge, 2018)

  • Dent du Géant, SW face - Courmayeur/Italy (2017)

Memorable attempts (aka did not summit):

  • Grivola (2014)

  • Aiguille de L'M (2015)

Milestone climbs (guided):

  • Dobre Skutky, M7, 320m, second ascent -  Tatras/Poland (2019)

  • Juvsøyla WI6 and Sabotørfossen WI5 - Rjukan, Norway (2019)

  • Czuba nad Karbem - Tatras/Poland (1896m, Niemca Route, 2019)

  • Beinn Bhan - Scotland/UK (896m, Gully of the Gods, 2018)