Jimmy Chin Solo Climbs and Skis Teton Trifecta

Posted on: June 28, 2008


Chin's route on his June 20, 2008 solo climbing and skiing enchainment of the Grand, Middle and South Tetons, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Red dots indicate his lines of ascent; green dots indicate lines of ski descent. [Photo] Courtesty of Steve Romeo / www.tetonat.com

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In a remarkable 10 hours and 55 minutes on June 20, 2008, climber, skier and photographer Jimmy Chin solo climbed and skied the Grand, Middle and South Tetons, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Without the use of caches or ropes, Chin achieved all of the highest points of the traverse and returned to the trailhead, shaving three hours off his 2003 roundtrip (fourteen hours). His recent enchainment marks Chin's twelfth ski descent from the summit of the Grand Teton.

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