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Jimmy Chin's Traveling Gear

From Everest to El Capitan, climbing photographer Jimmy Chin shoots in some of the most demanding terrain on earth. This is the gear he brings.

1. NIKON D300 $1,960; nikonusa.com

Jimmy Chin's gear

2. AF-S NIKKOR 24–70MM F/2.8G ED $2,268; nikonusa.com

3. AF-S DX ZOOM-NIKKOR 12–24MM F/4G IF-ED $1,470; nikonusa.com

4. When I'm clipped into a belay, I'll use the NIKKOR 18–200MM lens. The quality isn't as good as Nikon's other lenses, but it's versatile. $942; nikonusa.com

5. BRUNTON SOLO 15 PERSONAL POWER PLANT $650; brunton.com

6. NIKON D700 $3,260; nikonusa.com

7. LEATHERMAN WAVE $100; leatherman.com

8. MOTOROLA TALKABOUT MR350R $80; hellomoto.com

9. LOWEPRO ROLLING COMPUTREKKER PLUS AW $370; lowepro.com

10. CHAMOIS $10

11. LENSPEN $15; lenspen.com

12. SONY HDR-HC7: I'm shooting half video and half stills on most of my assignments these days. $1,400; sonystyle.com

13. BRUNTON SOLARIS 26 FOLDABLE SOLAR ARRAY $620; brunton.com

14. AF FISHEYE-NIKKOR 16MM F/2.8D $1,200; nikonusa.com

15. AF-S NIKKOR 50MM F/1.4G $582; nikonusa.com

16. AF VR ZOOM-NIKKOR 80–400MM F/4.5–5.6D ED $2,220; nikonusa.com

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Lead Photo: Photograph by Jimmy Chin
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