When Dogs Fly

2014 USA / Duration: 22 mins Directed by: Dean Potter

Dean Potter has pushed the boundaries of what can be done in the climbing world for years. He has repeatedly set the speed record for climbing The Nose in Yosemite, and he caused great controversy in 2006 by climbing Delicate Arch in Utah. Recently, he’s funneled much of his considerable energy into being in air instead of on rock. When Dogs Fly is Potter’s latest venture into uncharted territory as it follows his efforts to wingsuit BASE jump off the North Face of the Eiger with his dog – Whisper, a mini cattledog – on his back. Yes, his dog. Potter will attempt another first for the sport when he jumps out of a plane and flies over the town of Telluride in a wingsuit, which is scheduled to happen – weather and wind permitting – during Saturday’s Ice Cream Social.

Mountainfilm in Telluride Official Selection 2014

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