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HANAH Hero Jimmy Chin wins an Academy Award for "Free Solo"

HANAH Hero Jimmy Chin wins an Academy Award for "Free Solo"

Co-directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin take home an Oscar

HANAH Hero Jimmy Chin is a world-renowned climber, mountaineer, skier, director, photographer and most recently, Academy Award winner.

He and his wife and co-director Chai Vasarhelyi brought the story of Alex Honnold’s historic ropeless climb of El Capitan in Yosemite to life in the breathtaking documentary “Free Solo,” which earned them the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary.

The filming of “Free Solo” provided extreme challenges for Jimmy and the production team – Jimmy not only had to fix ropes and cameras while climbing and rappelling alongside Alex throughout the process, but also deftly document the expedition while not distracting the climber as he scaled the nearly 3,000-foot granite face.

Jimmy has credited HANAH products for supporting his vitality, focus and immunity throughout the three-year filming and production process. Jimmy additionally shared HANAH products with the production team over the course of the filming process, ensuring the crew was operating with maximum focus and drive.

HANAH Hero Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi direct the Oscar winning movie Free Solo, featuring Alex Honnold

Thank you to Alex, Jimmy, Chai and the entire “Free Solo” team for sharing this inspiring story of an accomplishment that the New York Times lauded as “one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, ever.”

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