Russell Brice has led expeditions to the Himalayas since 1974. He is the CEO of Himalayan Experience, a climbing expedition company, and has a regular team of Sherpas who are, without doubt, the most respected in Nepal. He has led clients to the summit of Everest and Cho Oyo and several other 7000 and 8000 summits.
In 1991 his ability to manage a team and overcome extreme technical difficulty at high altitude triumphed as Project Coordinator for the Star Balloon Over Everest Expedition, successfully flying two hot air balloons over the Everest.
Individually, he holds the world record for the fastest single solo ascent without oxygen of both Cho Oyo and of Ama Dablam. In 1988 he was the first climber to cross the famous Pinnacles of the NE ridge of Everest. He is now widely reputed as one of the most professional leaders of all guided expeditions to the Himalayas.
He has lived in the Chamonix Valley since 1991.