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Date of birth: October 12, 1973  Mankato, MN

Residence: Wilson, Wyoming

Height: 1.7m

Weight: 75 kg

Spouse:  Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Profession: Professional climber, Photographer and Film Director

About: Jimmy Chin is an American professional climber, photographer, and Academy Award winning film director. He has organized and led numerous climbing, ski-mountaineering and exploratory expeditions to China, Pakistan, Nepal, Greenland, Tanzania, Chad, Mali, South Africa, Borneo, India and Argentina.


Enjoy this new never before seen film from the 2017 The North Face Antarctica Expedition as viewed through the eyes of "The New Kid," Savannah Cummins, as she is mentored by a group of seasoned alpinists and climbers including partner, Anna Pfaff and a motley and yet legendary team, including, Alex Honnold, Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, and Cedar Wright.

Janja Garnbret

Jimmy has done it all: climbed and skied Everest, crossed Chang Tang Plateau on foot, and won an Academy Award but the one thing he hasn't done in his life is get "barreled". On this trip, Jimmy gets his barrel moment.

Jimmy Chin and freeskiing champion Kit DesLauriers face the formidable mountains and frigid temperatures of Greenland’s western fjords. They must navigate unknown variables as they ascend to the summit, and then ski all the way down to the base. This short video is a blend of stunning scenery, dogged determination, and an expedition of epic proportions.

The Grand Teton is an icon in skiing and climbing - a test piece of ski mountaineering. It presents a multitude of challenges for the way up and back down for Jimmy Chin and Cody Townsend.

A commercial by director Dave Meinert featuring climber, adventurer, photographer and film maker Jimmy Chin shot on location in Wyoming, Utah. The film explores in Jimmy own words " I like to think of the work I do expands people's understanding of the human experience."

Elite climber, award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic photographer Jimmy Chin shares his day around his hometown of Jackson, Wyoming



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