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He was the first to climb Yosemite's three most famous big walls in a single day.
He was also renowned for his high-line walks and high-risk parachute jumps, some of which he carried out with his dog, Whisper.
Last year he released a 22-minute long film, "When Dogs Fly" that chronicled Whisper's skydiving adventures. Although it became a viral sensation, it also attracted criticism from animal rights activists.
Climber Doug Robinson told the BBC that Potter had always sought to push the limits of what was possible in his sport.
"We're very sad about Dean Potter's death, but not very surprised," he told BBC Newsday, "he was pushing the envelope all his life."
originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: starlitestarbrite
The man is dead and you still wanna trash talk him...some people have no cooth I swear smh.