Life and Death in the Ultimate Fast Lane

Dean Potter
Dean Potter flying in Yosemite in 2007 – photo by Drew Kelly

Wingsuit flying and BASE jumping looks very exciting on TV and YouTube. The reality is that fatality rate of the sport is huge. Here is a riveting article in the New York Times about the death of Dean Potter, one of the greats of the sport. Imagine being the girlfriend photographing him jumping, heading for the infamous “V” and then hearing a thump – then nothing else….

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