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Jimmy Chin

5 out of 5

Climber, Photographer & Filmmaker

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 Jimmy Chin Biography

Jimmy Chin is a photographer, filmmaker and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. He began his professional career in 1999, and his talents were quickly recognized by top expedition leaders and outdoor brands. In 2002, he secured a breakthrough assignment to be the cinematographer for a high-profile National Geographic–sponsored trek across Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau. In 2006, he was part of the first American team to ski off the summit of Mount Everest. A longtime member of The North Face Athlete Team, he has joined dozens of exploratory expeditions and completed first ascents around the globe, working with the best adventure athletes in the world.

Jimmy has garnered numerous photography awards from Photo District News (PDN), Communication Arts, the American Society of Magazine Editors, and others. His photos have appeared on the cover of National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine, among others, and he has directed commercial film projects for a diverse range of clients that includes Apple, Chase, Pirelli, Red Bull, The North Face, and RSA Films.

As a filmmaker, his years of experience in the adventure and extreme sports world enables him to bring an authentic and unique perspective to his storytelling. His 2015 film Meru won the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was on the 2016 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary. In 2019, Jimmy was awarded the highest honor a documentary filmmaker can attain, winning an Oscar for his directorial effort (along with his wife Chai) of Free Solo, which captures Alex Honnold’s historic climb of El Capitan in Yosemite.

Jimmy splits his time between New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his wife, filmmaker Chai Vasarhelyi, their daughter, Marina, and son, James.

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Jimmy Chin

5 out of 5

Climber, Photographer & Filmmaker

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Jackson, WY, USA
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Jimmy Chin Biography

Jimmy Chin is a photographer, filmmaker and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. He began his professional career in 1999, and his talents were quickly recognized by top expedition leaders and outdoor brands. In 2002, he secured a breakthrough assignment to be the cinematographer for a high-profile National Geographic–sponsored trek across Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau. In 2006, he was part of the first American team to ski off the summit of Mount Everest. A longtime member of The North Face Athlete Team, he has joined dozens of exploratory expeditions and completed first ascents around the globe, working with the best adventure athletes in the world.

Jimmy has garnered numerous photography awards from Photo District News (PDN), Communication Arts, the American Society of Magazine Editors, and others. His photos have appeared on the cover of National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine, among others, and he has directed commercial film projects for a diverse range of clients that includes Apple, Chase, Pirelli, Red Bull, The North Face, and RSA Films.

As a filmmaker, his years of experience in the adventure and extreme sports world enables him to bring an authentic and unique perspective to his storytelling. His 2015 film Meru won the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was on the 2016 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary. In 2019, Jimmy was awarded the highest honor a documentary filmmaker can attain, winning an Oscar for his directorial effort (along with his wife Chai) of Free Solo, which captures Alex Honnold’s historic climb of El Capitan in Yosemite.

Jimmy splits his time between New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his wife, filmmaker Chai Vasarhelyi, their daughter, Marina, and son, James.

Jimmy Chin Videos

  • Free Solo - Trailer | National Geographic
    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes FREE SOLO, a stunning,...
  • Jimmy Chin: The Deeper Meaning of Climbing
    Jimmy Chin may be best known as a professional climber, skier, and mountaineer, but his recent foray into photography and filmmaking (Meru) ...
  • Jimmy Chin Keynote Address (Unity College Commencement 2017)
    Jimmy Chin -- a National Geographic photographer, North Face athlete, and director of “Meru” -- speaks to the Class of 2017 and their families.

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  • How to book Jimmy Chin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jimmy Chin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jimmy Chin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jimmy Chin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jimmy Chin?

    Booking fees for Jimmy Chin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jimmy Chin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jimmy Chin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jimmy Chin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jimmy Chin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jimmy Chin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jimmy Chin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jimmy Chin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jimmy Chin for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Jimmy Chin generally travels from Jackson, WY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Conrad Anker, Alex Honnold, J.R. Martinez, Jake Norton and Neal Petersen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jimmy Chin for an upcoming event.

Jimmy Chin Speaker Videos

  • Free Solo - Trailer | National Geographic
    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist...
    Jimmy Chin: The Deeper Meaning of Climbing
    Jimmy Chin may be best known as a professional climber, skier, and mountaineer, but his recent foray into photography and filmmaking (Meru) ...
  • Jimmy Chin Keynote Address (Unity College Commencement 2017)
    Jimmy Chin -- a National Geographic photographer, North Face athlete, and director of “Meru” -- speaks to the Class of 2017 and their families.
    Never Stop - Jimmy Chin
    The two great risks are risking too much and risking too little. Photographer, filmmaker and longtime The North Face athlete Jimmy Chin's ...
  • Proof: Jimmy Chin on Pushing the Envelope - YouTube

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