Extreme athlete Dean Potter recently passed away on a BASE jump alongside fellow wingsuiter Graham Hunt. As an avid climber, I’ve followed him pretty extensively as he’s prominently featured in several climbing videos dating way back to the late 90’s. His awesome moonwalk video was only released a few weeks ago, and he topped that with a record Half Dome ascent/descent even more recently. I viewed Dean Potter mostly as a climber, and didn’t know he engaged in the sweat-inducing, proximity-style wingsuiting that Jeb Corliss is more known for.
Obviously, I’m a bit bummed about his death. To me, he was a