The last time we heard from gnarly adventurer Dean Potter he was slacklining high above the Yosemite Valley Floor. This man thrives in situations most of us would fear for our lives. Potter’s latest project is no exception, his new film “The Man Who Can Fly” is premiering February 12, at 8 PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel.
Potter traveled to Canada’s western coastline to climb Mount Bute, a 9,000-foot granite wall so he could then jump-off wearing his signature wingsuit attempting to break his own world-record.
Before Potter attempted the record-setting flight from Bute which is about seven times as tall as the Empire State Building, he had three months to perfect his technique, design his wingsuit and prepare himself mentally. This is where the film “The Who Who Can Fly” picks up documenting the trials and tribulations along the way for Potter and his crew.
It’s easy to take a film such as this for granted because guys like Potter make it look so easy and effortless, but don’t be fooled, anytime Potter attempts a mission like this the margin for error is non existent as a mistake leads to almost certain death.
My DVR is set for Sunday night, don’t forget to set yours.
Check out the trailer for the “The Man Who Can Fly”
Here’s an exclusive clip of the final jump.
Photo by Mikey Schaefer. Dean Potter walks across ahigh-line at Cathedral Peak in Yosemite National Park.
Get the story behind this incredible shot here.