Jimmy Chin
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Jimmy Chin Photographer, climber, explorer.... Conrad Anker, Grand Teton, WY. Stephen Koch climbing ice towers near Mt. Everest Basecamp. Cedar Wright and Kevin Thaw climbing Kaga Tondo Tower, Mali, Africa. Sherpas shuttling loads through the Westerm Cwm, Mt. Everest. Alex Honnold climbing rope-less, Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo. Dave Hahn, Kit and Rob DesLauriers on the Summit of Mt. Everest. Kit DeLauriers, Mt. Everest Summit Ridge. Renan Ozturk on Mt. Meru, Himalayas, India. Ingrid Backstrom skiing on Mt. Reddomaine, China. Emily Harrington sport climbing in Turkey. James Pearson making the first ascent of the Arch of Bashikele, Ennedi Desert, Chad, Africa.
Alex Honnold reenacting his rope-less free climb of the 2,500 ft. NW face of Half Dome, Yosemite, CA. Alex's ascent is arguably the íhardest free solo done to date in Yosemite. Dean Potter walking a high line above Yosemite Falls. Cedar Wright rock climbing in Yosemite National Park, CA. Steph Davis free climbing the Salathe Wall, Yosemite National Park, CA. Few photographers will attempt Pakistan's precipitous K7 or ski from the summit of Everest just to frame a shot. So when world renowned mountaineer, Ed Viesturs, pushes for the summit of his final 8000m peak, or when alpinist Conrad Anker plans to put up a new route in the Himalayas, they call the same photographer and filmmaker: Jimmy Chin. Arguably one of the most sought after expedition photographers working today, Chin, a Minnesota native, is himself a professional climber, skier and ten year veteran of the North Face Athlete Team. MAY 2012 BACK ISSUE Back to current issue