Dean Potter – Insane or Inspirational?

Posted: January 3, 2011 in Uncategorized
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(via the prAna blog)

[Photographer Jeff Cunningham]

In Jeff Cunningham’s [Photographer], words, “it was a beautiful day in Yosemite. Dean had a high line set up there that he measured as somewhere between 99 to 100 feet. He had walked the line leashed a few times when I saw him untying from the tether. I figured he was just taking a break. Instead, he stepped up to the line and started walking it with confidence and determination. It’s hard to imagine what it must feel like walking across a rope with over a thousand feet of air below, but it was obvious to me that Dean was exactly where he was supposed to be…”

So which is it, insane? stuipd? awesome? Who are we to judge, when so few of us have demonstrated such confidence in our own abilities. I’ve always said if you have a crazy idea, you better be insane enough to follow through with it.

How many times have you said “I know I can do anything if I put my mind to it..” – really? Willing to bet your life on it?

Dean’s taking a lot of heat for this irresponsible stunt, but if nothing else, these images resonate with three guys in this apartment.  We sit, nodding our heads, thinking only one thing:

Dean Potter – do what you do.


After reading this post Trev got inspired...


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