Jimmy Chin

National Geographic Photographer, Filmmaker

Key Facts

His 2015 film Meru won the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was on the 2016 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary.

Jimmy’s photos have appeared on the cover of National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine.


Jimmy Chin is a 12 year veteran of the North Face Athlete Team, a National Geographic photographer and filmmaker, and winner of the prestigious Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival. He’s participated in and documented breakthrough expeditions around the world with some of the top climbers, skiers, snowboarders and adventurers of our time. Besides climbing up some of the hardest high altitude alpine routes in the Himalayas, he is also one of the only people in the world to ski down Mount Everest from the summit. He knows a thing or two about the flow state both as an athlete and a creative.