Home page Planetmountain.com

arrowNewsarrowDean Potter, the free solo video on El Capitan in Yosemite

Dean Potter, free solo on El Capitan in Yosemite
Dean Potter, free solo on El Capitan in Yosemite
Photo by National Geographic TV

Dean Potter, the free solo video on El Capitan in Yosemite

15.02.2012 by Planetmountain

The video of Dean Potter while he free solos the final quarter of the route Freerider on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA.

Here are two short videos of the American climber Dean Potter. The first is the trailer of the film "The Man Who Can Fly" which was commissioned for National Geographic TV during which you get to see, between the various climbs, jumps and slacklines, Potter free soloing high on El Capitan. Up till now no one has ever climbed the monolith free solo and seeing that this remains one of the most audacious and coveted ascents of all, the video has aroused great interest.

Replying to outsideonline.com, Potter explained that he didn't start from the ground but instead he descended down the route Lurking Fear, then traversed across the Thanksgiving Ledge and a "magical passage" he had discovered which led him to the top quarter of Freerider "without EVER using a rope." This is where the second video comes into play, a sort of behind the scenes a thousand meters above Yosemite Valley.

The man who can fly



Filming the Free Solo Climb

Share this page

SEARCH news

ZONE

CATEGORY

Full text search

AUTHOR

Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.
FORUM
CLASSIFIEDS
Recent Comments
  • Via Paola
    ripetuta per la quarta volta, mi sento di proporre questi gr ...
    2014-09-01 / Niccol%C3%B2 Antonello
  • Chimera Verticale
    Ripetuta il 29 agosto 2014 con Martin Dejori. Bellissima via ...
    2014-08-30 / Alex Walpoth
  • Costantini - Apollonio
    Caro Checco, gli spit sono rispuntati, qualcuno in sosta, qu ...
    2014-08-29 / Angelo Bon
  • Diretta Consiglio
    Salita tanti anni fa, nel 1969, ovviamente senza friend (che ...
    2014-08-18 / renzo%20 Bragantini