jimmy_chin Big mountain joy rides with @tatummonod deep in the Canadian Rockies. #sponsor #LiveLifeProof @LifeProof 23h

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jimmy_chin Home in the Himalayas. The perfect balance of harshness and beauty. #sponsor #LiveLifeProof @LifeProof 3d

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jimmy_chin @merufilm is opening in an additional 80 theaters nationwide today! Check www.merufilm.com or the link in my profile for a theater near you. Boston, SLC, Jackson, Raleigh, Santa Fe, Dallas - to name a few - here we come! Still going strong in NYC, LA, DC, Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver. ---------------------------------------------------
@conrad_anker heading through a sea of gravity on the Indian Ocean Wall portion of the Sharks Fin. #myMeru #MeruFilm @merufilm
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  •   karat9797 Saw Meru last night (Campbell, CA)... AWESOME! 2d
  •   lewis_lwl Saw it in Boise! Thanks for taking us on the journey with u! 2d
  •   travelgirlrn Amazing film!! Thank you!! 2d
  •   kylekyote Just left the theatre & I'm in awe. A tremendous amount of love & respect for you 3! Beautifully honest & captivating story.. Congrats. 23h
  •   brettrothmeyer Went and saw the film tonight, some amazing and inspiring stuff. Thank you. 19h
  •   pousada_paraiso Wow 😀 9h
  •   negin9292 wonderful...wooooow 16min

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jimmy_chin Love and Respect || @deanpotter 1972 - 2015 || @alpinistmag Tribute 4d

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jimmy_chin “The game in climbing is cut that line as fine as you can, but you don’t want to take stupid risks. If you die taking a stupid risk, not only are you dead but you’ve embarrassed yourself, disgraced yourself. You’re not supposed to take risk lightly. You’re supposed to show that your so good and so controlled, you can take it right to that line and go no further.” - Jon Krakauer / @krakauernotwriting / @merufilm
On day 18 of our climb, we ran up against the line. @conrad_anker, @renan_ozturk and I sat on the knife edge ridge staring up at the summit only 300ft away. Climbing the difficult aid pitch and convoluted ridgeline above would most definitely mean we would be stuck out for the night at over 20,000ft without sleeping bags, food or shelter. We had put everything on the line and it wasn’t enough. It was a heartbreaking failure. Devastated and exhausted, we began the long, dangerous descent. It would take us two days of rappelling to get off the mountain.

Here, @conrad_anker rappels into the night with the thousand yard stare...To see what happens next, go see Meru, playing in theaters nationwide. Check merufilm.com for a theater near you. #myMeru #merufilm @merufilm
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jimmy_chin Just waiting for the sun. Garwhal Himalaya. #coldsilhouettes #merufilm #myMeru @merufilm 1w

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jimmy_chin @MeruFilm — NOW PLAYING in the following cities. See bit.ly/meruintheaters for a theater near you. --------------------------------------------------
Still Playing:
BOULDER, DENVER, LOS ANGELES, MINNEAPOLIS, NEW YORK, SEATTLE

New This Weekend:
BERKELEY, CA
CAMARILLO, CA
ENCINO, CA
IRVINE, CA
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA
LOS ANGELES, CA
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
PASADENA, CA
SAN DIEGO, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SAN JOSE, CA
SAN RAFAEL, CA
SANTA CRUZ, CA
TORRANCE, CA
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
WASHINGTON, DC
ATLANTA, GA
ANNAPOLIS, MD
BALTIMORE, MD
BETHESDA, MD
PHILADELPHIA, PA
FAIRFAX, VA
PORT TOWNSEND, WA
TACOMA, WA --------------------------------------------------
After 17 days on the route with only 7 days of food, we make a summit bid. Starting at midnight, we begin climbing in the dark subzero temps. Completely depleted and battered after over two weeks on the wall, we know it’s a long shot, but it is our last chance. Conrad tackles steep mixed ice and rock pitches through the night. Eventually after a long day of intense climbing, @conrad_anker spends an hour chopping through an overhanging cornice that would lead us to the summit ridgeline. Here @renan_ozturk takes a beating from the snow and ice falling 150ft from Conrad's efforts above. It was the final breaking point for Renan. I felt awful watching him take hit after hit of ice. I was just outside of the strike zone but there was nothing I could do but hope for the best and shoot.
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jimmy_chin Life at the edge of the world.... @renan_ozturk chillin' in the icebox. #merufilm #mymeru
@merufilm is rolling out to a theater near you! Check merufilm.com for details. I'll be at the late afternoon Berkeley screenings at the Shattuck Theater today and tomorrow and the San Fran 715pm Sundance Kabuki screening on Friday for Q&A's. Stop on by!
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jimmy_chin With only an hour and a half of sun in the morning each day due to the north east facing aspect of the wall, we chose to absorb as much sun as we could when it was out. It meant we had to climb later into the evenings but it was a worthy trade off. Here is one of the rare moments we got our feet out of our boots for a little sunshine and air. #portaledgelife #merufilm #mymeru @merufilm 2w

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jimmy_chin The response to @MeruFilm has been amazing. Incredible to have so many people share stories of their goals, struggles and achievements. Share your stories and pics with #myMeru and tag @Merufilm across FB, Twitter and Instagram to tell us how you've achieved the impossible, or what you're inspired to go after. (We appreciate humor as well.) Every week, @merufilm will select a few to repost - I'll be watching too (and may even repost a few of my favorites.) Stoked to see the incredible things you're capable of dreaming and doing. #merufilm #mymeru -------------------------------------------------
@conrad_anker finding some peace and quiet on the Sharks Fin.
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jimmy_chin Thanks LA! Sounds like we were one of the highest grossing weekends in the history of the Nuart. Nice work! 🏼🏼🏼#ialmostgotrunoverforthispicture #MeruFilm @merufilm #mymeru 2w

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jimmy_chin @merufilm hits theaters this weekend. For more info on theaters near you - check http://merufilm.com
The view of Shivling from our hanging high camp. We looked at Shivling all day when we climbed. Despite how frayed we were, on the calm evenings, we would sit in the portaledge and scope potential climbing lines and ski descents on this stunning mountain. Some habits die hard....
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jimmy_chin @merufilm hits theaters this weekend. Directors @jimmy_chin and @mochinyc will be at the Nuart in LA for post show Q&A's after the 250pm and 510pm screenings. Come check out the film and say hi! For more info on theaters near you - check merufilm.com
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The storm clears. It’s day 6 on the wall. We started with 7 days of food. Rationing has commenced. @renan_ozturk enjoying his room with a view. #merufilm
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jimmy_chin @MeruFilm hits theaters this weekend. Directors @jimmy_chin and @mochinyc will be at the Nuart screenings in LA all weekend for post show Q&A's. Come check out the film and say hi! -------------------------------------------------
The storm raged for 4 days straight. We huddled, practically on top of each other, in our hanging camp. A portaledge is essentially a glorified cot hanging off of adjustable straps and attached to the wall with a tent fly secured over it. We had a 2 person ledge for the three of us and all of our alpine gear. It was a tight fit. We had found a safe spot for the camp but the frequent avalanches roaring by the camp were a constant reminder of our situation.  The winds battered the ledge and at times, lift the entire ledge up with the three of us inside of it, and drop us recklessly back down onto our anchor point, rattling everything inside the ledge, including us. Conrad would chuckle and say to us, “well...you’re earning your portaledge uplift merit badges.” If you’re wondering what it looks like after 4 days in a storm stuck inside a portaledge on an alpine big wall, here you go…. @conrad_anker and @renan_ozturk run out of things to talk about.
Stoked to be taking over the @newyorkerphoto feed for the week where I will be sharing images, anecdotes, quotes and behind the scenes captions for our film Meru, winner of the 2015 Sundance Feature Documentary Audience Award. Give us a follow @merufilm for more images and check in at MeruFilm.com <http://merufilm.com/> for details on openings and theaters near you. #MeruFilm
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jimmy_chin @cbsthismorning for @merufilm with @mochinyc @krakauernotwriting. Wild week...#MeruFilm in theaters right now! Head to MeruFilm.com for a theater near you.... 2w
  •   dreamaliveproductions lookin like a BOSS!! @jimmy_chin 2w
  •   duncnreid No @merufilm in Europe!? Come on over @jimmy_chin 2w
  •   ckkurt @loriajas omuzlar !!! 2w
  •   sopho55 the guy to the left looks like an Asian version of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson with long hair 2w
  •   wcw.iv @sopho55 that's Jimmy chin lol 5d
  •   littlehippy I just watched this film tonight in Salt Lake City at the Broadway Theater and was mesmerized by every single minute of this amazing film. Congratulations to the 3 of you for your amazing and absolutely ridiculous summit and the adventures that will live forever within you. This film was incredible in every single way! Thank you for taking us along with you for a tiny glimpse of what you all experienced!! I am thankful for your survival in that crazy insane avalanche!!! You all are obviously here for reasons left to tell and I pray for your safety always!! xo 4d
  •   pjbtexas You're such a rock star!!! Saw 'Meru' last night. THE BEST!!! 20h

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jimmy_chin @merufilm opens in theaters today! Check the link in my profile for tickets and theaters near you.
--------------------------------------------------------After trimming our gear to the absolute essentials, we embarked on our ascent of the Shark’s Fin. The terrain right off the deck was steep snow and ice. We planned to climb in a ground up style which meant once we left the ground we would continue upward, never returning to the base until we either made it to the top or failed. @conrad_anker had already made an attempt on the Fin in 2003 and failed. He knew the challenges of the climb well. Before we left for the trip, I remember Conrad casually mentioning if we wanted a chance of climbing the mountain, we would likely need to hold fast during the storms we encountered or push through them. Late in our second day of climbing, the temperatures dropped, and it began snowing lightly. The biting winds coming off the Tibetan Plateau began to stir and soon we were fighting through heavy snowfall to find a safe place to put up the portaledge in the storm.
@conrad_anker and @renan_ozturk enjoying a nice afternoon in the Garwhal Himalaya. #MeruFilm
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jimmy_chin @merufilm opens in theaters today! Check the link in my profile for tickets and theaters near you.
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@renan_ozturk taking in the immensity of the Garwhal Himalaya before an attempt on the Shark’s Fin, Tapovan Basecamp, India. #merufilm

Taking over the @newyorkerphoto feed for the week where I will be sharing images, anecdotes, quotes and behind the scenes captions for our film Meru, winner of the 2015 Sundance Feature Documentary Audience Award. Meru opens in select theaters nationwide on August 14th. Take a look at @merufilm for more images.
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jimmy_chin @merufilm opens in theaters tomorrow - NYC LA Mpls Seattle Denver. Nationwide rollout to follow. So much gratitude for the love and support. -----------------------------------------------------------
Weight is one of the great inhibitors of climbing in the big mountains. How to shave weight is a topic of endless conversations. Cutting the tags out of your jackets or chopping half the handle off your shared spoon are no brainers. Fuel, food, sleeping bags, crampons, ice axes, packs, climbing gear, underwear, outerwear, number of gloves and a hundred other items are all carefully considered, weighed, re-weighed, tossed out, brought back into the pile etc. Every days worth of protein powder or oatmeal is weighed to the ounce. When you decide you’re all going to share a single pee bottle, you know it’s serious.

The challenge with the Shark’s Fin is that the climbing entails every form of climbing, so you need all the tools of the trade. The climbing is also stacked in a perverse order with 4000ft of dangerous and exposed alpine climbing, mixed climbing and ice climbing topped off with an overhanging big wall. It’s equivalent to stacking El Cap style climbing on top of Denali. This means you have to haul 200 pounds of wall climbing gear up the first 4000ft. Big mountain climbing has evolved a lot over the years. We hoped @merufilm would redefine the stereotypical picture of mountain climbing and give people a sense of what cutting edge high altitude alpine climbing looks like.
@conrad_anker and @renan_ozturk making some hard decisions.
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jimmy_chin @morningjoe w @krakauernotwriting this am talking about @merufilm. What a way to wake up..... 3w

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jimmy_chin @renan_ozturk was the youngest member of the team. An artist, a talented climber, an even more talented cinematographer and storied dirtbag (that’s a compliment in our world,) Renan started his climbing career without even a car to live out of. He found his calling in climbing and floated from climbing area to climbing area with the changing seasons. Quite and shy, Renan suffers from an incurable disease we jokingly call FOMAS or fear of missing a shot. He lives through the lens, always finds the unlikely angle, is notorious for destroying camera equipment and is on an endless search to capture the ultimate timelapse. Here he is painting one of his epic landscape murals at our basecamp below Meru. #merufilm

Taking over the @newyorkerphoto feed this week to post about @merufilm. Head over and take a look. Meru opens in Theaters tomorrow!!! Check the link in my profile for tickets and a theater near you.
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