In this video by Northface, we get a peek into the exhilarating life of world-renowned adventure photographer Jimmy Chin, who regularly travels the world to document skiiers and mountain climbers as they ascend to great new heights.

Keeping up with elite athletes as they gallivant across treacherous slopes is no joke, which is why Chin spends his off-the-clock time training in and out of the gym to make sure he is always ready for his next big assignment.

"It's really critical for me to stay as fit as I possibly can in order to shoot with [these] athletes," Chin explains in the video. "The last thing in the world that I ever want to do is hold up my crew."

Judging from his portfolio, he seems to be keeping up just fine! Continue below to see some of the fruit of his labor.

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A photo posted by Jimmy Chin (@jimmy_chin) on
A photo posted by Jimmy Chin (@jimmy_chin) on
A photo posted by Jimmy Chin (@jimmy_chin) on

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