Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dean Potter freeclimbs and jumps the Eiger



Though not strictly about wingsuiting, it is a nice article about someone who frequently flies in a wingsuit from all sorts of objects. Dean Potter is featured in UK's Daily Mail in a story about him freeclimbing Switserland's Eiger and then jumping off of it using a specially designed lightweight rig & chute.

I find it interesting that he describes having the chute as a kind of backup in case he falls during the climb. I'm having a hard time imagining having a nice stable opening if that were to happen, but I guess it's better than nothing. :)

We've featured Dean Potter before.

Read the Daily Mail article here.

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