deanpotter Miss Whisper on the prowl... #NeverLeaveTheDogBehind 1w

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deanpotter #Bird #nest nooked into a rock outcropping at about eye level, on our evening hike today. The four tiny eggs and irritated momma trying to distract us, filled me with wonder about the reality this little family lives with in our quiet forest. We quickly left them in peace and hope to go back and check up on our #winged neighbors from time to time and hopefully watch them grow and #fledge. 1w

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deanpotter First ever FreeBASE #solo. I innovated this new form of #rock #climbing in 2008 on the North Buttress of the #Eiger in #Switzerland. This concept of turning dying into #flying is a metaphor for my basic life principle... Quite often there is a way to change the worse things we have going on into the best things which become our strengths. Photo by my mentor and #mastermind Beat Kammerlander. @Fiveten_Official @AdidasOutdoor @StrideHealth @MetoliusClimbing @Goalzero @Guayaki #FlyFee #FlySafe #Freedom 1w
  •   jr.laygo @jos_____ i know sucks... heard about it on tv the other day, i think it happened in yosemite 5d
  •   c.groff People die for a reason man. You gave it your all for just a chance of peace of my mind. The only way to get over your fears is to get closer to them. You taught me that. I didn't know you man I don't even feel like knew you. But you inspired me and if you were alive right now that al you would've wanted to hear. 4d
  •   c.groff Journey well 4d
  •   brady_evans13 Rest easy brother, you were such an inspiration 4d
  •   jettgirvin RIO 2d
  •   harleyoldschool You will miss you .... R.i.p 1d
  •   blakejbatchelor Hope the next generation picks up and continues freeBASE; it's the future. You were an inspiration and pioneer Dean. The world needs more dreamers!!! 12h

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deanpotter Kicking it with Miss Whisper #Dog at #GlacierPoint #Yosemite. The beauty and raw-natural-power of this place brings out more in me than I thought I ever had while simultaneously making me feel quite small. Photo by Luciana Demichelli. @AdidasOutdoor @Fiveten_Official @MetoliusClimbing @StrideHealth @Goalzero @Guayaki #Inspiration #Freedom 2w
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  •   dave_89till RIP truly lived life and didn't just exist. respect 5d
  •   mj_cairney God speed my friend. 4d
  •   icandy310 Truly inspirational life...I can only dream about living so carefree. I hope Whisper can adjust to life without such an awesome dad. Rest in Peace, sir. You left us too soon. :( 1d
  •   brnorth1 ^^^great comment^^^. I feel for whisper too. My pup would go into doggy depression without me.. Stay strong whisper. All dogs go to heaven. We will see dean again.. 11h

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deanpotter The most perfect #arrowhead I've ever seen in #Yosemite. Found by my lovergirl @jen_rapp on a walk with Miss Whisper and myself near Foresta. So cool imagining native people here hundreds and thousands of years ago and the stillness and #freedom they must have felt until white man disturbed the balance. There's still peace in this Valley but I sure wish there were more than lost obsidian points to connect with... #FlyFee 2w

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deanpotter El Capitan #DoggieStyle... With @albooogie @stinkdread @jen_rapp Gonz and of course Miss Whisper. @Ruffwear #NeverLeaveTheDogBehind 2w

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deanpotter The beauty of the flowering #DogWood #trees has been stunning this spring in #Yosemite. The #mystical feeling of this #forest surrounds me and within its #canopy I feel anything is possible and my outlook brightens. #FlowerChild #FlowerPower #Hippie #TreeHugger #JohnMuir #Naturalist #Pagan #GreatMystery 2w

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deanpotter Video captured a few minutes ago on our porch in #Yosemite West. If you want to make friends with #Ravens, you've gotta give them what they like... Not a whole lot different than humans. #CorvusCorax raids nests for #eggs and baby #chicks in the #wild. I know some people think feeding #wildlife is wrong but I get lonely sometimes and love the idea of befriending wild #creatures if only through bribery... Plus, I'm a wild creature myself and I'm only inviting a #neighbor over for #breakfast... "How would you like your #egg Mr. Raven? Sunny side up or raw? Or would you like the #Benedict?" Seriously though, it''s interesting to watch a #Raven eat an extra-large-chicken-egg... Being careful not to drop the egg from their perch, they position it upright, then pierce a small hole in the top of the hard shell and suck out the inners completely with their very long red tongue, leaving a perfectly clean hollowed out shell behind. #BlackBird #FlyFee. Oh yeah, that's my hair next to the egg... I just cut it off and hope the Raven takes it and weaves it into its nest. #voodoo #shaman #pagan #nature #strangebird 2w

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deanpotter One of my all time favorite pictures of #CivilDisobedience. 4 illegal BASE-jumpers leap into #flight off of #HalfDome in #Yosemite. I sure miss my friend @SeanLeary. He's wearing red in this picture. It should not be forbidden to spread our #wings in the #LandOfTheFree. Photo by @lynseydyer.@AdidasOutdoor @FiveTen_Official @MetoliusClimbing @StrideHealth @Goalzero @Guayaki #FlyFree #FlySafe #Freedom 2w

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deanpotter Thanks for giving us everything Mother. 2w

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deanpotter Lazy Sunday morning with Miss Whisper #dog. Photo by @jen_rapp 2w
  •   mellybbean @chrisosunaa his little man :( heart breaking to think he will be searching for him to come home 7d
  •   mndn88 @mellybbean this is heartbreaking.... I discovered the IG dean potter's account a little week ago, his photos made my days, his love for our wild mother nature, his passion shared with his doggy, and now he´s not anymore... Life is a bitch 6d
  •   goomba212 Lol at least he's not guna take his dog out flying again. Lol he said his dog loved it so much he would fall asleep. No you fucking idiot your dog would just pass out. Stuupid guy 5d
  •   mimo_mimo_rose @mellybbean this is what brings me to tears too. Whisper was so bonded to him. What must she be thinking now. So sad. 5d
  •   mellybbean Yes mans best friend and daughter. Their relationship melts my heart. The way I see it though, he passed away doing what he loves... No greater way in my opinion🏼 @mimo_mimo_rose @mndn88 5d
  •   surfgirl1008 That makes me the saddest 2d
  •   bremix3 @goomba212 u don't even know what u r talking about, so don't, keep your ignorance to yourself 22h

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deanpotter @AdidasOutdoor mountain boot from 1934. It's cool collaborating with a company that's been around for so long and is consistently progressive through the ages. Adidas also supported Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics, when he won 4 gold medals.... A very bold move for a German company on the verge of World War II... #LiveWithoutLimits #Freedom #FlyFree 2w

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deanpotter Miss Whisper's backyard. #Yosemite #dog. @Ruffwear. 3w

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deanpotter #Flying safe is subjective. Here I spread my #wings to max #glide while staying barely high enough to know my height above the terrain allows a safety margin if something were to happen out of my control such as a downdraft... There have been consistent fatalities in the #wingsuiting world during the past few years. I don't fool myself thinking I'm any better than my fallen brothers and sisters but I do stack the odds in my favor and focus everything in my power to #fly conservatively, so I'll hopefully be around to see this incredible new #outdoor #artform beyond its infancy. It's compelling to be a part of the #evolution of true #humanflight and I'm enthralled where it's going. Photo by lovergirl @jen_rapp. @AdidasOutdoor @FiveTen_Official @MetoliusClimbing @StrideHealth @Goalzero @Guayaki #FlySafe #FlyFree 3w

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deanpotter Hanging out with Yosemite's Grandmaster Chongo in the Camp 4 lot. I've learned so much about life from this creative, diverse man. Plus he taught me to walk lines over 22-years ago and he really is the guy responsible for the millions and millions of folks #slacklining nowadays. For the past few decades he's been devoting to the study of #physics and #mathematics. It's really cool to stumble upon him in the forest while he's writing his books. It's SO good to have #Chongo back home in the #BigValley where he belongs. I hope we can keep him here for a long spell. Much love big bro. ChongoNation.com #Freedom 3w

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deanpotter Pure #HumanFlight. Photo by my good friend and shredding climber Beat Kammerlander. @AdidasOutdoor @FiveTen_Official @MetoliusClimbing @StrideHealth @Goalzero @Guayaki #FlySafe #FlyFee #Bird 3w

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deanpotter Yesterday I ran #HalfDome and may have established the fastest known time to the summit and back down to the Valley floor (1:19 to the summit and 2:17 52 round trip). I took a lesser known path that requires some rock climbing and have indicated an approximation of it on this picture. It's amazing what can happen with the hybridization of #OutdoorArts such as #TrailRunning and #Climbing. Thanks for the inspiration @scottjurek! @AdidasOutdoor @FiveTen_Official @MetoliusClimbing @StrideHealth @Goalzero @Guayaki. 3w

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deanpotter Floating in the clouds just after launch, while #wingsuit #BASE-jumping in Switzerland. #BirdLike @AdidasOutdoor @Fiveten_Official 3w

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