BASE-jumpers Dean Potter and Graham Hunt were killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite Valley Always pushing boundaries, charismatic and handsome, Dean Potter was an artistic visionary.
A huge influence on climbing for the past 20 years, Potter was a BASE-jumper, extreme climber, highliner and free spirit. On Saturday evening, May 16th, Dean Potter and Graham Hunt climbed to Taft point, a 7,500ft promontory in Yosemite Valley National Park, and leapt. A spotter saw them descend into the dark valley with their wings open. None of their chutes deployed.