Jimmy Chin is an Academy Award winning American professional climber, mountaineer, skier, photographer, and film director.
It's a very rare occurrence when my man Jimmy Chin is in one place for any length of time. But in these pandemic times, he finds himself adventuring in his backyard in Jackson, WY and staying close to home with his family. Of course I had to seize the opportunity to finally sit down and check-in on his whirlwind career. Jimmy Chin is an Academy Award winning filmmaker, National Geographic photographer and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery and stories while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments and expeditions. A longtime member of The North Face Athlete Team, he has led dozens of exploratory expeditions and completed first ascents around the globe, working with the best adventure athletes in the world. In 2006, he became one of the only people to ski off the summit of Mount Everest. In this conversation, we cover a lot of ground. From humble beginnings as a dirtbag photographer, Jimmy's first big break, mentorship, balancing family and life on the road, to international recognition for his films Oscar Shortlisted Documentary 'Meru' and 7x Emmy Award Winning and Academy Award for Best Documentary 'Free Solo', and the lessons along the way. Enjoy! Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.
Jimmy Chin is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and mountain sports athlete...who has documented dozens of expeditions for National Geographic and The North Face. Watch the FULL episode here: https://londonreal.tv/e/jimmy-chin/
This talk with renowned photographer, director, and mountaineer Jimmy Chin discusses his most recent project: National Geographic Documentary Film’s “FREE SOLO.” This stunning documentary provides an intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock...the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park...without a rope. Moderated by Jonathan DiBlasi. Watch the film: https://goo.gl/64KmM2 Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/FreeSolo to watch the video.
To climb Everest wasn’t quite enough for climber and documentarian Jimmy Chin. He had to ski it. Even the sherpas urged him not to do it. Despite the appearance of being a free spirit who may have lost control, this is far from who Chin really is. By his own description, he is someone who grew up being very disciplined. His life is about managing risk. What was his biggest risk? It was not encountered on Everest or El Capitan, or any other iconic mountain. In this episode he’ll describe it, and what it takes to reach our passions. Lessons: 1. If you instill a model of excellence early on in your children, they may not do the thing you had hoped, but they will likely be successful at whatever they do.  
 2. It’s a gift if you find something you love, because many people never do.
 3. The ones who are really good are able to calculate risk at a very high level: able to take things to the edge without going over. 
 Links: https://jimmychin.com/ https://www.hanahlife.com/ Meru Film http://www.merufilm.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jimmychinphotography Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jimmy_chin/ SUBSCRIBE: iTunes: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   CREDITS Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, & Dr. Delle Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2017 Spartan
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Oct 12th, 1973
Wilson, WY, USA
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5 hours, 43 minutes