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RIP Dean Potter

Climbing great killed in BASE-jumping accident

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We couldn't have been sorrier to hear of the basing of Dean Potter, who died May 16th, 2015 after attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point, a 7,500-foot promontory that overlooks Yosemite Valley and El Capitan. Last summer we worked on article with Dean and his girlfriend Jennifer Rapp about their adventures—in particular Dean's wingsuit flights with their dog Whisper, a Blue Heeler, strapped to his back. Dean's lovely account of his boundary-pushing summer spent camped at Eiger, in the Swiss Alps, lays bare his love for his girlfriend, dog, nature, and life in general. Here's to a man who did things his own way. Dean, you will be missed.

Read Dean's first-person story here:

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