Dean Potter’s most recent solo walk at Taft Point in Yosemite by Photographer Jeff Cunningham.
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In Jeff’s, 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…”
Brave and bonkers. Eric Scott and his jet pack have conquered the yawning Royal Gorge. Image: Flickr.
Facing certain death should anything go awry, a fearless American daredevil this week strapped himself to an 800 horsepower jet pack and hurtled out across a gaping chasm in the Colorado Rockies for the sake of setting a whole host of new world records. More pointedly, with no parachute to rely on in the event of mechanical failure and only a mere 33 seconds of hydrogen-peroxide fuel to carry him forward, death-defying former television stunt man Eric Scott (45) has successfully conquered the 1,500-foot-wide Royal Gorge above the Arkansas River raging some 1,000 feet below.