North Face Speaker Series Featuring Jimmy Chin

Join Trailblazer along with Alpinist and Photographer, Jimmy Chin, on Monday, October 18th. Chin will be giving an up close and personal presentation, on “A Mountain called Meru: Teamwork and Tenacity in the Himalaya.”

Reserve your tickets here.

Tickets and Pricing
5:30 PM VIP Seating and Reception

  • Private Reception: Meet Jimmy Chin at Trailblazer prior to presentation. (wine & appetizers provided)
  • Reserved center seating in first 10 rows. 
  • A $20 Trailblazer Gift Card.
$20.00 BUY NOW
7 PM


Preferred Seating

  • Access to preferred reserved seating.
  • A $10 Trailblazer Gift Card.
$8.00 BUY NOW
7 PM Open Seating

  • First come, first served seating based upon availability.
Proceeds to benefit Connecticut Forest & Park Association.
The proceeds from all $20 ticket sales will go to benefit the Connecticut Forest & Park Association.  The CFPA has been instrumental in the acquisition of more than 100 state parks and forests for public use and enjoyment. Today, CFPA continues to champion the needs of Connecticut’s public recreational facilities for the funding, personnel and equipment necessary to maintain and improve these natural treasures. They remain vigilant and involved in the sound management and protection of our land, water and wildlife resources.  
  Yale Law School Levinson Auditorium

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
US 06551


About Jimmy Chin: Alpinist and Photographer
Chin started as a climber, but along the way he grew into an award winning, highly-published adventure photographer. In 2009 he returned to his climbing roots with an expedition that took him deep into the Indian Himalaya, to 22,000-foot Mount Meru. The climb was the ultimate test to Chin and his partners. Aiming for a summit atop thousands of feet of sheer granite, their eighteen-day ascent was racked by storm and cold.  
Forced to dig deep into their souls to find the will to continue, they survived on teamwork and trust, and came away with the hardest climb of their careers.As an athlete, Jimmy has appeared in numerous publications, including profiles in National Geographic, Outside, Men’s Journal, People and Powder magazines. As a photographer, Jimmy shoots for a wide range of commercial and editorial clients, including The North Face and National Geographic. Jimmy was recently awarded the Rowell Award for his excellence and breadth in adventure photography and recognized by National Geographic as one of their Emerging Explorers.  
Career Highlights

  • Mt. Kinabalu, FA V 5.12 A2, Borneo
  • Meru-Sharks Fin, first ascent of East Face VI 5.10 A4 M7, India
  • Mt. Everest, South Col Route, Nepal
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro, Rongai Route, Tanzania
  • Kaga Pomori, FA IV; 5.11R South Face, Mali, Africa
  • Chiru Mustagh, first ascent Southeast Ridge, 21,000 ft., Xinjiang, China
  • Free solo of the Grand Traverse, Grand Teton National Park, 12 hours car to car
  • Tahir Tower, FA VII 5.11 A3, Kondus Valley, Karakoram, Pakistan
  • 15 one day ascents of El Capitan
  • Native Son, VI 5.9 A4, Pacific Ocean Wall, VI 5.10, A3+
  • Beatrice Tower, FA VII 5.10+ A3+, Charakusa Valley, Karakoram, Pakistan
  • Fathi Brakk, FA VI 510+ A3 WI4, Charakusa Valley, Karakoram, Pakistan

 Ski Mountaineering:

  • Mt. Everest, South Pillar Route, first American ski descent
  • Tai Yang Peak, first ascent and ski descent, Xinjiang, China
  • Chang Zheng Peak (22,800 ft.), first ski descent, Central Rongbuk, Tibet
  • Ski traverse and descent of the Grand Teton, Middle Teton and South Teton 10 hours car to car
  • 12 ski descents of the Grand Teton

To see Chin’s work click here.

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