Remembering Dean Potter and Graham Hunt


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Chris McNamara

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Topic Author's Original Post - May 17, 2015 - 01:15pm PT
[Editor's note: the original post was deleted (which then hides the entire thread) because it had a wrong name. I am bringing back the thread because there are so many good thoughts and remembrances. cmac]

Dean was one of the most, intense, driven and inspiring people I've ever met. He was the most innovative adventurer of our time. While most innovation is characterized by doing something 5% faster or harder, Dean did things nobody ever thought possible. He inspired and entire generation of climbers and jumpers to get out and find new adventures and meaningful connections in the mountains.


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Social climber
May 17, 2015 - 01:20pm PT
Unbelievable. I thought he might be one who made it. He was so on top of and into what he was doing. He loved his life and life in general as much as anyone I have ever met. Our world, my world will never be the same. I will carry his spirit with me every where I go and in everything I do...

Social climber
Angelus Oaks, Ca
May 17, 2015 - 01:21pm PT
F*#k BASE thats all.

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
May 17, 2015 - 01:22pm PT
I heard about this sad news. Anyone have details?

Social climber
san jose ca.
May 17, 2015 - 01:50pm PT
So unbelievable i'm having a hard time coming to grips with it even though i have know that this could happen but one thinks he was a superman and beyond this happening to one of the greats like him. To me it was a great shock and still trying to process it. Send out by sympathy to his family, friends and all who know him and love him. He will be missed but not for gotten by the ones who know and may he RIP!!!..

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
May 17, 2015 - 01:52pm PT
That is just terrible news - so sad.

RIP Dean - you had an amazing life, lived on your own terms.

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
May 17, 2015 - 01:53pm PT


May 17, 2015 - 01:54pm PT
Wow - unfrickin believable - so sad - RIP.....

May 17, 2015 - 01:55pm PT

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
May 17, 2015 - 01:56pm PT
I want this to be a hoax so badly. If it's not, may he be at peace in whatever awaits us all.

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
May 17, 2015 - 01:56pm PT
Man I loved what Dean Potter represented to climbing. In searching for news of his death I found this clip where he discusses his own death. RIP Dean.;_ylt=A2KIo9QMAVlVQ28AG2QsnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByZWc0dGJtBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMQ--?p=Dean+Potter+Dies&vid=0488fa714dfb0694ea391bf146324937&l=3%3A21&

Big Wall climber
May 17, 2015 - 01:57pm PT
shit man! sad day

RIP Dean Potter
RIP Graham Hunt

Bad day

Social climber
joshua tree
May 17, 2015 - 02:01pm PT
im sorry..

RiP Dean, and, Grant. . .

it was Grant who?


Trad climber
Alta Loma, CA
May 17, 2015 - 02:04pm PT
RIP Dean were a badass.

Trad climber
Springdale, UT
May 17, 2015 - 02:09pm PT
This is awful news. RIP Dean, definitely a legend and a big inspiration to me.

Trad climber
May 17, 2015 - 02:11pm PT
RIP Dean. Very sad news.

Trad climber
Culver City, CA
May 17, 2015 - 02:17pm PT
Wow. I feel gutted. I really hope this isn't true.

Trad climber
Oakland, CA
May 17, 2015 - 02:21pm PT
RIP. His legend will live on
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
May 17, 2015 - 02:23pm PT
My sincere condolences,
Dean was an inspiration, Sad.

Trad climber
May 17, 2015 - 02:27pm PT
Please take time to at least get your facts straight before rushing to be the first to post something first before anyone else. First off his name was not Grant. Second, many of the family and close friends still needs to be contacted and reading a post on Super Topo would not be how I would like to find out about a family member dying. As someone who knew them both fairly well and cared for them deeply, I think this is a really disrespectful way to discuss what happened last night. When more information is open to the public, there will be plenty of discussions on this incident. Until then please be respectful.
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