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Remembering Climbing Legend Dean Potter (1972-2015)

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On Saturday, May 16th, one of climbing's greatest legends, Dean Potter, died in a BASE jumping accident. Potter was a beloved pioneer in the extreme sports world, well known for his charismatic personality and pushing the limits of climbing, BASE jumping, and slack-lining. Our thoughts are with Dean's friends and family.

According to the Huffington Post, a spokesman for Yosemite National Park stated that Dean Potter (43) and Graham Hunt (29) died late Saturday after attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point. The spotter for the group lost contact with the two men during the attempt. Search and rescue was deployed overnight until the two men were discovered in Yosemite Valley without either of their chutes deployed. BASE jumping is illegal in Yosemite.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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