Jimmy Chin

Jimmy Chin

Jimmy Chin (born October 12, 1973) is an American professional climber, mountaineer, skier, director and photographer. He has organized and led numerous climbing, ski-mountaineering and exploratory expeditions to China, Pakistan, Nepal, Tanzania, Chad, Mali, South Africa, Borneo, India and Argentina. His achievements include climbing and skiing Mount Everest from the summit, making first ascents of big walls and alpine towers in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan and the Garwhal Himalayas of Northern India, crossing the Chang Tang Plateau in north-western Tibet on foot. Chin's work documenting expeditions and climbs has been featured in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Outside magazine and others. In 2019, Chin was awarded the National Geographic "Photographer's Photographer Award" by his peers. His first book of photography documenting his career in the mountains, There and Back, became a New York Times Best Seller in 2021. Chin co-directs with his wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Together they directed the documentary Meru, which won numerous awards including the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy Award, and Free Solo, which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, a BAFTA and seven Primetime Emmys. Free Solo had the highest-grossing opening weekend in history for a documentary.
    Known for
    Directing
    Place of birth
    Mankato, Minnesota, USA
    Birthday
    10/12/1973
Ueli Steck - Speed, Der schnellste Mann am Berg
Ueli Steck - Speed, Der schnellste Mann am Berg
10
Meru
Meru
7.4
Reel Rock 7
Reel Rock 7
7.2
Free Solo
Free Solo
7.9
Queen Maud Land
Queen Maud Land
1
The Shark's Fin
The Shark's Fin
10
Reel Rock 13
Reel Rock 13
8.2
Fine Lines
Fine Lines
5.8
K2: The Impossible Descent
K2: The Impossible Descent
6.5
La Liste : Everything or Nothing
La Liste : Everything or Nothing
4
14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible
14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible
7.4
Torn
Torn
6.9
Wild Life
Wild Life
7.1
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