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Jimmy Chin          

Climber, Photographer & Filmmaker

Jimmy combines a career as a photographer, filmmaker and a professional climber and skier. As a 14 year veteran of The North Face Athlete Team, he is one of the most sought- after and recognized adventure sports photographers and filmmakers working today. He has climbed notable first ascents in the Karakoram, traversed the Chang Tang Plateau in Tibet on foot and skied first descents in the Himalayas. He is one of the only people to ski Mount Everest from the summit and climbed the much coveted first ascent of the Shark’s Fin on Meru.

Jimmy’s photography has graced the cover of National Geographic Magazine and garnered numerous awards from PDN, Communication Arts, American Society of Magazine Editors and the Lowell Thomas Journalism Awards. As a director and cinematographer, Jimmy has directed documentaries, TV and commercial projects for The North Face, National Geographic, Apple, Chase, Pirelli, Working Title, and RSA Films. Jimmy’s recent film, Meru, won the Audience Choice Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and made the 2016 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary.

Jimmy splits his time between New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming with his wife, Chai Vasarhelyi, their daughter, Marina, and son, James.


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