Jimmy Chin (born October 12, 1973) is an American professional climber, photographer, and 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. 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 Garhwal Himalayas of Northern India, and crossing the Chang Tang Plateau in north-western Tibet on foot.
Both in front of and behind the camera, he has been featured in numerous publications, including National Geographic, Outside, and Men's Journal. He collaborated with his wife, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, to direct the documentary films Meru and Free Solo. The latter told the story of Alex Honnold's 2017 free solo of El Capitan and won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
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