Top US â€˜extreme athleteâ€™ Dean Potter killed in Base Jump accident
- Sunday 17th May 2015
May 17th, 2015
The tragic news emerging from the US is that top ‘extreme athlete’, Dean Potter, has died along with a friend in a BASE jumping accident in Yosemite Valley.
Photo courtesy of Deanspotter.com.
The news report was posted today on CLIMBING.com. Further details are unknown at this stage.
Dean Potter became a living legend when he started soloing numerous test-pieces, breaking speed records and completing audacious ascents both in Yosemite as well as Patagonia. Potter was also a high-line walker and a BASE jumper. Most recently, he free-soloed - with a parachute – a route on the North Face of the Eiger.
Another BASE jumper/wingsuit pilot was also killed in the jump from Glacier Point in Yosemite Valley.
For more information click through to CLIMBING.com here…