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  1. James E. Hickey, a 73-year-old BASE jumper, dies after setting parachute on fire in stuntRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Canada.com

    ... scrutiny as at least five people have died in accidents since January, including two last week at Yosemite National Park. The acronym "BASE" stands for building, antenna, span and earth, the types of places from which jumpers leap. It's illegal in ...

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  2. GoPro captured final moments before climbing legend's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | New York Post

    A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said. It's not clear what went wrong, but authorities are using the video captured by Potter's GoPro and other images to reveal how he and Graham Hunt - both wearing wingsuits - died in the illegal stunt.

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  3. Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite cliff jumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Newsday

    In this Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 photo provided by Tomas Ovalle, extreme athlete Dean Potter stands in front of El Capitan after a speed climbing attempt up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, and his climbing partner Graham Hunt were killed Saturday, May 16, 2015 after jumping from a 7,500-foot promontory called Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.

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  4. New bus route from Fresno to Yosemite starts SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Fresno Bee

    A ribbon cutting at the Fresno Amtrak train station on Wednesday morning to kickoff a new YARTS bus route along Highway 41 from Fresno to Yosemite, set to start Saturday. Yosemite National Park spokesman Scott Gediman and Madera County Supervisor Tom Wheeler lead a ribbon cutting at River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee on Wednesday afternoon.

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  5. BASE jumper Dean Potter dies, here's his best videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Sunset Magazine

    ... to hear the news about extreme climber Dean Potter, who died over the weekend while BASE jumping in Yosemite National Park. Potter was a fixture in the valley for the last 20 years, famous for being the first person to free-climb both El Capitan and ...

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  6. 6 Pictures Highlight Climber Dean Potter's Extreme MomentsRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | National Geographic

    ... feet high with only a parachute for safety. Potter and Graham Hunt died in a BASE jumping accident in Yosemite National Park over the weekend. Here are six pictures from a career filled with high-flying "firsts." (Read about "How Dean Potter ...

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  7. How Dean Potter Reinvented Climbing, Jumping, FlyingRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | National Geographic

    ... impact during a wingsuit flight from Taft Point, a promontory 3,000 feet above the valley floor in Yosemite National Park. Hunt, from El Portal, California, was a charismatic Yosemite denizen, who worked odd jobs in the valley and was a mainstay in ...

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  8. Dean Potter's BASE jumping death shakes Yosemite climbing communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Contra Costa Times

    ... rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was one of two men killed after jumping from a 7,500-foot promontory in Yosemite National Park. FILE - MAY 16, 2015: It was reported that, extreme climber Dean Potter is one of two BASE jumpers found dead in Yosemite ...

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  9. Dean Potter's Extreme Life in 7 Hair-Raising VideosRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | National Geographic

    ... After years of searching, Potter found a highline walk with a dramatic backdrop at Cathedral Peak in Yosemite National Park. Adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith explains how he and Mikey Schaeffer captured the "moonshot" of Potter in Yosemite. The ...

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  10. Climbing legend dies in YosemiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | CNN

    Extreme sports legend Dean Potter was one of two BASE jumpers found dead in Yosemite National Park after attempting an aerial descent from Taft Point, authorities said. The two men's bodies were located during a helicopter search around noon Sunday, said Scott Gediman, a spokesman for the park.

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  11. Extreme Athlete Dean Potter Dead In Yosemite Park AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | WCHO-FM Washington Court House

    Extreme athlete Dean Potter is one of two BASE jumpers dead after a wingsuit accident in Yosemite National Park this weekend. Authorities say Potter, and another man, were attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point into Yosemite Valley, a distance of almost 75-hundred feet, when something went tragically wrong.

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  12. 73-year-old BASE jumper dies after setting parachute on fireRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Breckenridge American

    ... scrutiny as at least five people have died in accidents since January, including two last week at Yosemite National Park. The acronym "BASE" stands for building, antenna, span and earth, the types of places from which jumpers leap. It's illegal in ...

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  13. Report: Helmet camera captured deadly Dean Potter BASE jumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Cave News

    ... may reveal what went wrong when two men wearing wingsuits and attempting an illegal cliff jump at Yosemite National Park crashed to their deaths, a park official said. Video of the deadly stunt from a GoPro camera mounted on the helmet of renowned ...

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  14. BASE-Jumping Doc Sunshine Superman Plunges You From Cliffs and SkyscrapersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Village Voice

    ... narrative never feels distractingly unfocused. Scenes where Bill Wendt, the former chief ranger at Yosemite National Park, discusses his conflicted feelings about legally banning Boenish's cliff-diving go a long way toward humanizing the Boenishes' ...

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  15. Five of the most extreme feats of Dean Potter, an American daredevil...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Canada.com

    ... mountain climber as well. In 2006 he completed the first free solo ascent of Heaven, a rock face in Yosemite National Park. In addition to BASE jumping and climbing, Potter was also a pioneer in the sport of highlining - a sort of extreme tight-rope ...

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  16. Temple University Psychologist Examines Why BASE Jumpers JumpRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Newswise

    The death of two expert base jumpers at Yosemite National Park on May 16-one of which was Dean Potter, considered among the world's leading extreme athletes-raises the question: why do people engage in such a risky activity? Temple University psychologist Frank Farley, one of the world's leading authorities on extreme sports, proposes that this behavior reflects primarily a personality-the Type T Personality-of a thrill-seeking, risk-taking, self-confident individual. The behavior also has biological and genetic features, including roles for dopamine, adrenaline, and heritability.

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  17. Yosemite National Park: America's first wilderness preserveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | USA Today

    The nearly 1,200-square-mile wilderness in the Western Sierra Nevada that makes up Yosemite National Park is a land of superlatives: tallest, largest, grandest. Yosemite is on every rock climber's life list; the face of Half Dome, El Capitan and other iconic climbs can usually be seen dotted with faraway human forms.

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  18. Wingsuit fliers in Yosemite knew they were cheating deathRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Two wingsuit fliers who leaped from a cliff in Yosemite National Park were trying to zoom through a notch in a ridgeline and were airborne for about 15 seconds when they slammed into a rocky outcropping and were killed, a friend said Monday. Dean Potter, 43, and Graham Hunt, 29, were experienced at flying in wingsuits - the most extreme form of BASE jumping, a sport so dangerous enthusiasts keep lists of the dead.

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  19. Farnworth man's garden retreat could be named 'shed of the year'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Theboltonnews.co.uk

    ... including a South American wall hanging, Nepal prayer flags, beer bottles and a wooden bear from Yosemite national park in the USA. "Around the walls of the hut I have carved the names of mountains significant to us and there is also a stone ...

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  20. Dean Potter Dies In Illegal BASE Jumping Incident At Yosemite National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | National Parks Traveler

    The climber who generated controversy over his climb of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in 2006 and led to more specific, and restrictive, climbing regulations in the park died this past weekend in an illegal BASE jumping incident at Yosemite National Park . Potter, 43, and a colleague, Graham Hunt, attempted a wingsuit flight from Taft Point, a 7,500-foot point on the south rim of Yosemite Valley on Saturday evening.

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