Jimmy Chin is the the guy you want on (and photographing) your climbing mission. He makes it all look so easy.
When I finished college I decided I would take a year off and just throw myself completely at climbing and skiing, maybe get it out of my system so I could grow up and get a real job. But I ended up living in the back of a 1989 Subaru Loyale for 7 years bouncing between seasons at Yosemite and Joshua Tree. I pretty much felt like I was living the greatest existence possible.
“It feels like I’m hovering in space,” says Dean Potter, perched on a highline above Yosemite Falls. Gusting winds and blinding mist make it tough to balance on the inch-thick rope 2,600 feet above the valley, but a tether attached to his waist protects him from disaster. Photo: Jimmy Chin/National Geographic. Used by permission.
MATADOR has been following – and admiring – Jimmy Chin’s work and all around chill persona for the last several years.