Legendary free climber, line walker and "human-body-flyer" Dean Potter died this past weekend while doing a wingsuit base jump at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.
For Potter, there was a spirituality to his extreme sport. "These mountain arts bring me peace, and I play in the void and come closer to understanding interdependence. Death consequence reduces lesser motivations to the necessity, breath."
Potter had been a part time resident of Moab, Utah, and made headlines with a controversial climb of Delicate Arch back in 2006.
In this short film, part of a National Geographic project called "The Man Who Can Fly," director Mikey Schaefer sets up a camera as the moon rises at Cathedral Peak in Yosemite and asks Potter to walk a highline.