Dean Potter writes about his world record wingsuit flight off of the Eiger—an endeavor that won him the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award!
"I am considered a criminal in my hometown Yosemite, California, for pursuing the dream of human-body-flying. The United States is supposed to be ‘The Land of the Free’ but I have to cross boarders to be emancipated and explore man’s fundamental desire to soar.
B.A.S.E. is making me more spontaneous. When it’s time to exit, I jump. When it’s time to deploy my parachute, I reach back and pull. When there are tops of cliffs unexplored, I go have a look.