If you need a new candidate for a real-life “most interesting man in the world,” Jimmy Chin should be at the top of your list. He’s a professional climber that has successfully climbed Mount Everest—and then skied down from the summit. He’s crossed the treacherous Chang Tang Plateau in Tibet—entirely on foot. And he’s worked as a professional photographer for National Geographic for over a decade, all while producing his own award-winning films.
In There and Back: Photographs from the Edge, Chin presents the first-ever collection of his amazingly detailed, death-defying photographs. Twenty years of expeditions on seven continents are recorded here, paired with stories of the people and nature that made each journey possible. It’s a genuinely inspiring book, even if you don’t have plans for tempting the fates on your next hiking trip.
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