Dean Potter, prominent BASE jumper, dies in jump



He took the sport to an extreme level with highlining - walking across a rope suspended between towering rock formations while wearing a parachute for safety in the event of a fall.

He drew criticism in May 2006 after he made a "free solo" climb of Utah's iconic Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. "The odds are not in your favor, and sadly, Dean pulled the unlucky card."

Potter and Hunt, who lived near Yosemite, were prominent figures in the park's climbing community, Gediman said.

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