Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Not Photoshopped

I'm not afraid of heights, but this picture found on oddee is freaking INSANE!  I squirm when I look at it.

Then I found the VIDEO below and I'd just like to say, "Dean, seriously, quit while you are ahead!"

The base jumping is crazy enough but in this photo he has no safety net, no line, no chute, nothing.

This is Dean Potter's most recent solo walk at Taft Point in Yosemite, photographed by Jeff Cunningham:


Cheng said...

I think to stop doing this, for guys like this, is tantamount to dying anyway. Life would just be too boring.
I'm kinda glad that gene wasn't active in my DNA profile.

Mirlen101 said...

For every idiot on a tightrope there's an idiot with a pea shooter ;-)

ileana said...

i think you are right!

... and WOW for dean! :)

Mirlen101 said...

They always say if they fall they would have lived life to its fullest . But I wonder what they would really say if you were to record their dying words ? What they would say while falling ? Do you think they would say " it's been worth it ! see you on the other side ! " ? Or " OH $#!| !!! what the hell did I do this for ?"
It is the highest ( or lowest ) form of selfishness . Literally saying " I really don't care about others feelings " I will play Russian roulette with my life and leave family and friends to deal with it after I splat ! Or " Yoo Hoo look at me ! I'm an immortal idiot ! " ;-)