Hanging Out on El Capitán

EL_CAPITAN_by_Jimmy_Chin Another one from our series with Jimmy Chin for Sports Illustrated.

“The greatest inspiration in my work is the incredible world class athletes I work with. Here Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson enjoying their penthouse suite hanging a couple thousand feet off the deck during a moment of down time on El Capitán. Tommy and Kevin recently made the now famous first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in Yosemite. While Tommy and Kevin had national coverage on their climb, the event was an anomaly in the world of adventure sports. Most climbers, mountaineers, skiers etc don’t get to share their incredible feats under the lights of the big domes or as nationally televised events. In fact, these athletes are usually pushing the limits of what is humanly possible in remote and inaccessible parts of the planet. My challenge is to bring their stories and epic moments back to hopefully share some inspiration.” – Jimmy Chin