Jimmy Chin is one of the most sought-after adventure photographers working today. He's been a photographer, climber and skier on cutting edge expeditions around the world, from first ascents in the Karakoram to a ski descent from the summit of Everest. For such feats, he was named an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society. Jimmy's toughest expedition was his ascent of an ice-coated granite fang in the Himalayas called Meru. The quest began in 2008, when he and his partners were defeated by a massive storm that held them captive on the wall for 19 days with just 8 days' worth of food. Determined to finish the job, Jimmy and his team returned in 2011, and successfully scaled one of the planet's most treacherous rock walls. Their adventure is a testament to the art of suffering, and the strength of teamwork.
VIP reception will be held at REI Seattle and will benefit YMCA Boys and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development. Many thanks to our sponsor, REI Seattle!