Jimmy Chin

Outdoor ambassador

18 / 34

Wilson, Wyoming

Current residence

OUTDOORS

Jimmy's abilities behind the camera shooting photography or making award-winning films are equal to his skills on rock, snow, or high-alpine terrain – he’s second to very few. With more than 20 years of climbing, skiing, exploring, and documenting almost every corner of the globe under his belt, Jimmy’s reputation as a leading adventurer only continues to grow. Chin now spends time between Jackson, WY, and NYC, raising a family with his wife, Elizabeth, in between journeys.

Jimmy Chin

Jimmy

Chin

CONVERSATION WITH OUR HERO INTERVIEW

QUESTION:
What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you go climbing?
ANSWER:
Oh boy!
QUESTION:
Where is your favorite place to climb?
ANSWER:
Tetons, Bugaboos, Yosemite, Garwhal Himalaya.
QUESTION:
How do you up your game year after year?
ANSWER:
Focusing on creativity. Taking what you’ve learned in one area of life and applying it in another area.
QUESTION:
Who are your heroes?
ANSWER:
Anyone who commits a life to helping others.
QUESTION:
If there is any love­-hate relationship with any aspect of what you do, can you describe what that is?
ANSWER:
Being a filmmaker and photographer in the mountains is a love-hate relationship. Sometimes I wonder if I would have been better off just focusing on the athletic / physical aspect of my career, but then there are days when I’ve come back with footage or photos I am happy with and all is right in the world.
QUESTION:
What sound or noise do you love?
ANSWER:
The sounds of skis carving in silky powder or a surfboard cutting through perfect glassy waves.
QUESTION:
What would be your day job if you weren’t doing what you are currently doing?
ANSWER:
Cabinetmaker
QUESTION:
If you could bring anybody in the world with you to do what you love (dead or alive), who would it be?
ANSWER:
My kids.

Jimmy

Chin

I’m always looking for the next thing, the next challenge.
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