jimmy_chin Iglesia San Francisco || Sleepwalking in Santiago w @nacho_rodriguezg. #chile #iphone #architecturalportrait 2d

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jimmy_chin Sometimes pre dawn is better than sunrise...Just wrapped a short but sweet trip back to the Tetons....can't wait to see you again soon. Until then, off to Chile w @havaschi. @jacksonhole @digirichie @shawn_corrigan @hennievj @shan_banan @rxr_sports @thephotosociety 5d

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jimmy_chin Pre dawn location scouting w @havaschi and @jonathanchang. Always nice to come home for a shoot....@jacksonhole @rxr_sports @shawn_corrigan @digirichie @shan_banan @hennievj @brittmumma @nowpressplay 6d

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jimmy_chin @sageca taking freeskiing to higher elevations. Most people know Sage for his epic segments in @tetongravity films but he not only climbed Denali and skied it from the summit but was throwing flatspin 3's at 14'000ft. #thedenaliexperiment. @thenorthface @lucasdebari @ingridbackstrom @conrad_anker @acpictures @giuliamonego @hilareeoneill 1w

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jimmy_chin Hello and goodbye NYC. Another fast and furious trip through the city that never sleeps. #wheelsup #roadwarrior @nyonair @vinfarrell 2w

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jimmy_chin #tbt Kevin Thaw climbing Kaga Tondo, the tallest freestanding sandstone tower in the world. If you want to check it out, it happens to be in Mali at the edge of the Sahara Desert. The photo is from 2003 and shot on Fuji Velvia. Still one of the wildest desert trips I've ever been on. @cedarwright @thenorthface #neverstopexploring 2w

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jimmy_chin Happy to announce #MeruFilm has been accepted in the 2015 U.S. Documentary Competition at #SundanceFilmFestival. So much gratitude to everyone that stood by us through it all.... #beyondwords @mochinyc @conrad_anker @krakauernotwriting @shan_banan @renan_ozturk #merufilm @merufilm 2w

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jimmy_chin Sunrise session on the greatest wall of them all....over 13,000 miles long. China is an incredibly dynamic place to visit these days with the weight of its history converging w the new leadership, its status in the world economy and all that's happening in Hong Kong. Stoked to be here for a whirlwind tour and to get to see it from the ground. #oldchina @thenorthface #neverstopexploring #iphone @thephotosociety 3w

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jimmy_chin Good morning China! Awesome morning running around an abandoned part of the Great Wall w @alexencn. Trying to shake off the jetlag....w all the travel, ya gotta get in what you can.... @thenorthface #timewarp #neverstopexploring #neveradullmoment #oldchina #iphone 3w

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jimmy_chin Giving thanks....Check the link in my profile to see the @natgeo blog post - 10 National Geographic Photographers Give a Thanks for the Photos that Changed Them.
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Here is the mountain portrait of the late Galen Rowell that I submitted.
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I shot this image of Galen Rowell in 2002 on my first National Geographic expedition crossing the Chang Tang Plateau of Tibet with Galen, Rick Ridgeway and @conrad_anker. Galen was a hero of mine. I never imagined I would get to meet or work with him, much less go on an expedition with him. We spent a month tracking the endangered Chiru and successfully discovered their birthing grounds, which we aimed to document and protect from poachers. We were low on food and fuel and completely exhausted from hauling 200-pound rickshaws over 300 miles at more than 17,000 feet. Looking at the map, we still had over 100 miles to go over the Kun Lun mountains to get to our pick-up point. True to form, on our way out, Galen looked up at the biggest mountain in the range and said, “Let’s go climbing!” I was sure I had misheard him, but I hadn’t. We changed trajectory and headed towards a huge unnamed, unclimbed 20,000 foot-plus peak. After two days of climbing, I burrowed through the summit cornice and happened to see Galen coming up the ridge another way. I barely got the camera out in time to snap this quick shot of Galen, in his element, stomping up the mountain. We climbed the mountain, named it Chiru Peak, and eventually made it back to civilization. Sadly, Galen died a couple months after the expedition in a plane crash. I was devastated that my mentor and new friend was gone. National Geographic decided to use this photo as his tribute photo, and it became my first spread in the magazine. I felt like the photo was his last gift to me and seemed to be the closing of a circle. I was sad Galen never got to see the story or my image published but the Chang Tang expedition, my time with Galen and this photo, changed the course of my career. I have much to be thankful for.—Jimmy Chin
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jimmy_chin Can't believe @jacksonhole opens tomorrow! Missing home and dreaming about days like this w @jxnfigs @jimmyhartman. From all the posts from friends at home, it looks like it's an epic start to the season.... #FOMO #drooling #itson #iphone 3w

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jimmy_chin Excited for my good friend @kitdski for being nominated as one of @natgeo's Adventurers of the Year for her expedition to the Arctic Refuge. She's such a badass....Read more about her incredible expedition and other nominees on National Geographic Adventure's site. Take a moment to vote for your favorite. {@kitdski going through the notorious Khumbu Icefall during our ski expedition on Everest.}
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