: ja mam tady z tech silencu rada Deana Pottera (slackline bez jisteni atp.), protoze se jevi ze v tom ma urcitej koncept - medituje, joguje, leze tam obsesivne protoze musi, ale zaroven ma vzdycky strach, rika ze to dela aby lidi vytrhnul z jejich kazdodennosti, a furt dokola se musi obhajovat ze nema death wish ale naopak ze ma rad zivot . a ze jsou leta driny v tom aby kdyz spadne, zvladl se te slackline chytit. to se mi libi - skill a prace s mysli.
No ale taky je moje generace, ze, neska uz death defieri z kyjeva uz jsou mozna natolik postmoderni ze nejakej filosofickej ramec chapou jako "pro stary" a proste lezou (ale toho typka nize nijak neznam) Extreme Highliner - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaqlM7W1HNI
I am not the dare devil you're looking for....
I am not 'against'. I am 'with'.
I do not conquer. I mesh!
These things I do are my most beautiful brush strokes.
I put my life on the line to discover more about where I fit into 'the everything', 'the all', 'the one'.
Now please listen to the words of the song.
During my freesolo highline walk in China I listened to Chris Cornell's song, 'I am the Highway' off of his Songbook album. For many years now, I hypnotize myself with powerful and emotional tunes, in order to snap into heightened awareness at will.
What you would do (activity/career) if you didn’t climb/BASE
Head for the Himalaya’s and search for the spirit of Milarepa, meditate and fast in the wilderness. How do you change from a murderer to a saint?.
A dream where I’m falling then flying....
Motto/quote to live by?
Everything is connected.
Who inspires you?
Everything and everyone inspires me.
…part of me truly believes I can fly, like somehow my mind can figure it out.
BRAD LYNCH (director of The Aerialist, a 2007 documentary about Potter’s feats): Dean gets into this space where he’s super slothlike and it doesn’t seem like he’s going to do anything, but then he’s able to rally like nobody I’ve climbed with. He can flip the switch in this amazing way.
POTTER: I do turn into quite the sloth. I’m saving every last bit for the send, and often I won’t talk. I go into a meditative bubble. Everything I eat, I’m imagining the food dissolving and going into the right muscles. I was in a similar state in 2002 when I free-soloed Super Couloir and made the first ascent of California Roulette on Patagonia’s Fitz Roy. I lived in a cave because I couldn’t deal with normal interaction. I couldn’t deal if I saw fear in somebody else—if they feel it, it enters me.
KATIE IVES (editor, Alpinist magazine): As an aerialist—Dean’s term—he’s creating these fleeting visions of senseless, useless, dangerous, and transcendent wonder. Dean wants to shock people out of their routines and preconceptions, to get them to feel the wildness of the world again.
POTTER: Lately, I’ve been so fascinated with the “states between” that a big part of my concentration is on the emptiness. Visually, I can see the drifts. I’ve been up on top of El Cap this winter, either climbing by myself or with Sean, and the light would be perfect. I’d gaze out at the 3,000-foot drop and just see the air currents, the substance of the air.