Jimmy Chin

Filmmaker // Photographer // Vagabond


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Finding the light through the dark today as our mountain tribe lost some beloved members of the family. You will be deeply missed... Reflecting on how fortunate we are to have witnessed and felt the greatness, talent and humanity you all shared with us. With my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of @jessroskelley @hansjoergauer and @davidlama_official.

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@conrad_anker pondering life far below in the horizontal after 18 days in the vertical. • • • Much of my last twenty years has been spent filming, photographing and exploring the planet’s wild places (many of them w Conrad.) In sharing images and stories around these journeys I’ve always hoped to inspire people to get outside, to go on their own journeys. I think people protect what they love and when people spend time having meaningful experiences out in the wilderness, they discover their love for these places. Hopefully that has an impact on how they take care of them. Earth Day on April 22nd is coming up. In a lot of ways, Earth Day should be everyday, but happy to get behind the petition to make Earth Day a national holiday. It’s a good start... You can sign the #EarthDayPetition by hitting the link in my bio. @thenorthface

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Ulvetanna aka The Wolf’s Fang, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. 4000 feet of humble pie. @conrad_anker @thenorthface

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The lines between pro and local dark horse talent have always been blurry. Stoked to see the motivated local crushers sending the big lines this winter w hard earned skill and creativity. Here, @dubjh, who works as a wildlife guide in Jackson during the week, taking down the rowdy highly committing and exposed Talk is Cheap into Central Coulior aka Talk to Central. Epic drone work by @hal_v_sun. Keep swiping 👈🏽 to see @dubjh’s POV...😳 Keepin’ it real in @jacksonhole #haveabryceday

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Happy Birthday @deanpotter. Miss you my friend...

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Putting together a show for tonight’s @mountaineersorg fundraiser event in Seattle. Found a few gems in the archives from my first expedition to the Karakoram in 1999. Twenty years later and still dreaming the same dreams... #oldschool Photo credits go to Evan Howe, @brady_robinson and @dougworkman.

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When life hands you an unexpected gift... Never enough days here...but gift accepted.

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Simple concept - one foot in front of the other, don’t fall. @codytownsend and @bjarnesalen keeping it simple. #iphoneglory @yeti @arcadebelts @the.fifty.project

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Transience || 61 N 56 W Labrador Sea || Large Format Print Series #4

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Scrambling for last light... Waddington Range, British Columbia. @canonusa 📸 by @mikeylikesrocks

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I’ve been watching @codytownsend shred on screen for over a decade. (Seeing him on the mountain in person is even more outrageous...) He’s been crushing big mountain lines for a long time. Power carves, style, stomping big airs are all just day to day for him. This season and next he’s taken a slightly different tack...to climb and ski 50 of the biggest, classic, most aesthetic and notorious ski lines in North America ( @the.fifty.project). He’s not that hard to hang out w either. Good to have him bivied in the driveway the last week and to get a lap together on the GT. If you want to see what I mean by “crushing” swipe 👉🏼 or give @codytownsend a follow. @yeti @arcadebelts 🎥 @mspfilms

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Photos by @jxnfigs Finding a little peace and quiet at home... I can see this line from my house and have skied it countless times yet it never gets old. In fact I seem to appreciate it more every year, like an old friend. The exposure to the right keeps you honest, the no fall zone to the left keeps it real. Nice to still be able to find it untouched at the end of the day. Thanks for the good company and the pics @jxnfigs... @thenorthface

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