“When you’re at the bottom, you don’t want it to stop.”

After a day of filming with Jeremy Jones and Xavier De La Rue in the Tetons, Jimmy Chin got trapped in an avalanche of epic proportions. The experience changed him forever, and ended up reaffirming his choices to live life to the fullest. The after interview with National Geographic is a gripping account of Jimmy’s experiences in this monster avalanche. This interview was done 8 years ago, and it’s safe to say that Jimmy surely hasn’t taken a single day for granted.

Learn more about what to do to prevent getting caught in an avalanche.