Climb and Jump (Off!) The Eiger

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Quick, anyone who’s seen The Eiger Sanction, that 1975 Clint Eastwood cliffhanger, raise your hand!  Thought so.  Now, anyone who’s seen someone climb a 13,000 foot mountain without safety equipment, step forward.  Right, now, who’s seen a man jump off that same mountain?  Exactly.  Dean Potter, the 38 year-old American daredevil is in pretty select company.  I mean, mountains were made for jumping off, with nothing more than a skimpy parachute!

By | 2017-03-14T19:04:59+00:00 April 24th, 2010|BASE Jumping, Rock Climbing|4 Comments

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  1. […] video with Dean Potter, high altitudes and no safety harnesses is gonna be good and this one doesn’t disappoint. […]

  2. […] Alps overlooking Grindelwald and Launterbrunnen. It was also a favourite spot for Dean Potter, who climbed the Eiger’s north face with no safety gear and jumped off. Guess that qualifies for Master of 6 Lives too […]

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  4. […] it hit the big screen. Eastwood did most of his own climbing stunts on this film, and, fun fact, Dean Potter jumped off the same mountain 34 years […]

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