Jimmy Chin@jimmy_chin

National Geographic Photographer // Filmmaker // The North Face // Canon // Yeti // Stance // Kiehls // DJI // Arcade // Hanah


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Jimmy Chin

When the real mountain surpasses the mountains of your imagination...
Naysar Peak, Karakoram, Pakistan. The first peak @brady_robinson and I climbed in the Karakoram following the first ascent route by Galen Rowell, @conrad_anker and @peter_b_croft. Shot on Fuji Velvia. Circa 1999 #twentyyearchallenge


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Well it’s out and hits stands today... Happy to land the ever elusive @NatGeo cover this month...🙏🏼 One of the added pressures on the @freesolofilm production was shooting a magazine assignment for @NatGeo on top of my other roles. I often found myself managing conflicting agendas - directing the camera team into the best shooting position in a scene then having to compete with my own crew for the shot. Or having to film and shoot stills simultaneously which is what I did for this image. Stoked it all worked out. Thanks to @natgeo for supporting this project from the beginning. Huge shout out to the whole team, my assistant @samuelcrossley, @mikeylikesrocks for always being so solid and especially my photo editor @sadiequarrier for being there always through thick and thin and keeping me on track through it all. I guess @alexhonnold and I are two for two on @natgeo covers now. Thanks Alex for trusting us. It’s been incredible hanging out and working together all these years. What a wild ride it’s been.... Hit the link in my bio to see more. Also a fun story about this image in my captions below.


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Never know where inspiration will come from. Found this ol gem in the archives. First shown to me by the late great Galen Rowell, this 4000ft granite blade inspired my first expedition to the Karakoram in 1999. We sold 500 t shirts to help pay for the trip. @brady_robinson and I ended up after multiple attempts to make the first ascent of the left skyline. Don’t even remember what we called the route but do remember being terrified standing at the base of it and throwing ourselves at it fully wide eyed and gripped. A good reminder this morning of my roots and early motivation on this wild ride...and that some things never change. Shot on Velvia. #oldschool @dougworkman @jedworkman #evanhowe


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Back to work...
@freesolofilm is releasing nationwide in IMAX this weekend for a one week run.
I’m headed to LA to do Q&A’s at tomorrow’s / Saturday 115pm IMAX screening - Universal Cinema AMC Citywalk Hollywood and Sun 1pm IMAX screening at TCL Chinese Theater Hollywood. Possibly another one Sun evening so stay tuned. If you’re in LA, come check it. Seeing it in IMAX is as close as it gets to being there.... Link for tiks in bio. For theaters and tickets nationwide, hit www.freesolofilm.com. @freesolofilm @alexhonnold @chaivasarhelyi @natgeo 📸 @cheynelempe


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I sleep better at night knowing when I’m away from home my friends are quietly pillaging all that new snow so none of it goes to waste... @cartercountry making sure he hits his pow quota and mine for the week. Thanks Mark...you’re such a good friend... Give @cartercountry a follow if you’re into cowboys slashing pow...
🐍🍼 #nofriendsonapowday #nofriendswhenyoureaway #thefrothisreal @jacksonhole @thenorthface @thenorthface_snow @yeti


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We’ve been working towards sharing @freesolofilm in the immersive @imax experience for over a year. Stoked to see it finally releasing in IMAX theaters nationwide for a one week run starting tomorrow Jan 11. Awesome to see the reactions of audiences at IMAX preview screenings over the last week. Even @alexhonnold was fired up...and that usually take a little extra something 😳 As Alex said to me after our last screening “that’s for sure as close as it gets to actually being there!” I would agree... Hope you all get to see it on the biggest screens out there. It’s a bit mind bending. Bring a chalk bag... Hit the link in my bio to find an IMAX theater near you. 🙏🏼@chaivasarhelyi @natgeo


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Mind surfing in the airport lounge... I know what all my friends at home are doing right now... #thefrothisreal @jacksonhole @thenorthface @thenorthface_snow 📸 by @jxnfigs from a day I didn’t miss the storm cycle.


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Last couple days of voting for the Cinema Eye Audience Choice Award. If you enjoyed @freesolofilm, you can go to https://cinemaeyehonors.com/audience-choice-voting/ or hit the link in my bio to vote for it! 🙏🏼 ⁣

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@alexhonnold free and ropeless on the Enduro Corner pitch of Freerider. @natgeo


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We can’t all be @sage_cattabriga_alosa but it sure is fun to watch his POV’s. Gotta always love his line choices... #sageslifeisaperpetualvideogame @thenorthface @thenorthface_snow


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Was nice to be home for a moment... @jacksonhole @thenorthface #iphoneglory


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Friend and fellow @thenorthface teammate @victordelerue throwing some stoke into 2019. He certainly knows how to take it to the next level... Check his latest short film and collaboration #frozenmindmovie w 🎥@ivressefilms
Link in stories...


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Well that’s a wrap! It’s been one helluva year... As always I have endless gratitude to all my friends, family, sponsors and the incredible people I’ve had the pleasure to work with this year. Ya’ll make my world go around. Thank you. Here’s to 2019... 📸 @cheynelempe