Jim Donini (1943) is an American rock climber and alpinist, noted for a long history of cutting-edge climbs in Alaska and Patagonia. He was president of the American Alpine Club from 2006 to 2009, and a 1999 recipient of the AAC’s Robert and Miriam Underhill Award. He wrote a long feature autobiographical article that appeared in Alpinist 2 and has done bits for Climbing and Rock & Ice. In 1976, he wrote a feature article for National Geographic on the first ascent of Torre Egger that also included a number of his photos. He was the executive producer for Parallelojams, a forty-five-minute film on climbing in Indian Creek that won the Best Climbing Film award at the Banff Film Festival in 2005.