Club Fellow, Jimmy Chin, Wins Oscar

Dear Fellow Explorers:

We join in congratulating Club Fellow Jimmy Chin, co-director of the documentary Free Solo, on winning the Oscar for his extraordinary film.

Four years in the making, the National Geographic documentary tells the dramatic story of rock climber Alex Honnold’s 3,000 foot ascent of near sheer vertical rock on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park with no safety equipment whatsoever, not even a rope. The production of the film was described as almost as difficult as the climb itself.

We salute Jimmy, his wife and co-director Chai Vasarhelyi, their entire team and Alex Honnold, on this major achievement.

With kind regards,

Richard Wiese
The Explorers Club

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