This looks like an interesting stop on North Face’s “Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series”:
Jimmy Chin is one of the most sought-after adventure photographers working today. He’s been a photographer, climber and skier on cutting edge expeditions around the world, from first ascents in the Karakoram to a ski descent from the summit of Everest. For such feats, he was named an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society. Jimmy’s toughest expedition was his ascent of an ice-coated granite fang in the Himalayas called Meru. The quest began in 2008, when he and his partners were defeated by a massive storm that held them captive on the wall for 19 days with just 8 days’ worth of food. Determined to finish the job, Jimmy and his team returned in 2011, and successfully scaled one of the planet’s most treacherous rock walls. Their adventure is a testament to the art of suffering, and the strength of teamwork.