Dean Potter

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Birthday
14, 1972
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
May 16, 2015 (43)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
14, 1972
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
May 16, 2015 (43)

About

Freeclimber, BASE jumper and highliner who was killed in a wingsuit accident in Yosemite National Park in May 2015. During his career, he became known for climbing a variety of perilous routes, including the Delicate Arch, Reticent Wall and The Nose of El Capitan, the latter of which he climbed in record time.

Before Fame

He was born in a military hospital at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was a varsity rower at the University of New Hampshire.

Trivia

His controversial 2006 climb of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park served as the inspiration for the song "Not All Roses" by rapper Odub.

Family Life

He was married to fellow climber, BASE jumper and wingsuit flyer Steph Davis from 2002 to 2010.

Associated With

He and Todd Skinner were both American freeclimbers.

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