Professional Climber, Mountaineer, Skier, and Photographer
At 12 years old, a young Jimmy Chin fell in love. It was with the majestic mountains of Glacier National Park while on vacation with his family. Since then, his passion for travel, skiing, exploration, and photography has taken him on breakthrough expeditions around the world.
You could say his natural talent and passion for photography came as a fortunate accident. During a climbing trip to Yosemite, Chin took a photo that was bought by an outdoor magazine. Encouraged by the sale of his first photo, Chin bought his own camera and hasn't looked back. He’s now one of the world's most prolific expedition and adventure photographers. His dramatic photography of human endeavors in extreme mountain environments has been published by National Geographic, Adventure, Outside, Men's Journal, ESPN Magazine, The North Face, and Patagonia.
He is a member of the exclusive North Face Athlete Team as a veteran climber, skier, and undisputed all-around mountain man. Chin is also a director and cinematographer and owns his own production company, Camp 4 Collective. When he’s not scaling mountains, he loves cello music and calls Idaho, home.
- Outside Magazine’s Adventurer of the Year, 2012
- His last photo assignment garnered the cover story of National Geographic's May 2011 issue
- Galen Rowell Memorial Photograph Award, 2005
- National Geographic Emerging Explorer, 2004
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Big Wave Surf Champion
Elite Climber & BASE Jumper
Olympic Gold Medal Skier
National Geographic Explorer
Elite Level Run Coach
World Record Kayaker
Skipper, ORACLE Team USA, Winner's of the 34th America's Cup