Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Win Oscar for “Free Solo”

A few of the stories from Free Solo Oscar award:

A couple of decades ago, professional climber Jimmy Chin probably didn’t think he’d be standing on a stage accepting the best documentary Academy Award for his film Free Solo. Back then, he was a self-proclaimed “climbing bum” living out of his Subaru, wandering state parks and scaling whatever peaks he could. It wasn’t until one of his mentors, Brady Robinson, passed him a camera on an expedition that he realized he had a knack for photography and framing. Read more here

PRI’s The World interview is here.

The Washington Post story is here.

Photo above from Jimmy Chin’s page on this site.