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Gmburns2000


May 18, 2015, 11:54 AM
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Controversial but also Highly Innovative. RIP Dean Potter
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The article: http://www.climbing.com/...killed-in-base-jump/

I was always in awe of the boundaries he pushed. I never liked his Arches stunt, but in order to go to the next level one needs to push buttons along the way, even if not necessarily intentionally.


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"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings"

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.


sonso45


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Always sad to see one leave so early. RIP Dean and Graham. Maybe some good will rise from your ashes.


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This sucked a lot.

I feel kinda bad because we pretty much all smacktalked him a bit about delicate arch etc. but in the end I really couldn't see him as anything but a total champ who really pushed limits and inspired me.


Gmburns2000


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sungam wrote:
This sucked a lot.

I feel kinda bad because we pretty much all smacktalked him a bit about delicate arch etc. but in the end I really couldn't see him as anything but a total champ who really pushed limits and inspired me.

I think we should have smacktalked him about Delicate Arch. That doesn't mean he didn't do other good things, though.


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http://www.msn.com/...-yosemite/ar-BBkXELO


Gmburns2000


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That's a good read. Thanks for sharing.


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