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On May 16 Potter and fellow climber Graham Hunt died in Yosemite National Park after attempting a dangerous wingsuit flight, where base jumpers wear a special suit that enables them to “fly” forwards and control their fall.
Potter’s endeavours and those of George Mallory seem motivated by something very different from hedonistic thrill.
We live in the mountains of Colorado and not only try to hit the slopes as many weekends as possible, we follow the sport’s circuit events that happen near our home.
Being the mom to four snow-crazy kids keeps me in the loop, as much as a 47-year-old amputee mom can be. As I watch the men’s events, I think of the women in their lives.
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View the full list The death of famed “daredevil” climber and base jumper Dean Potter has once again raised the idea that all high-risk sportspeople are hedonistic thrill seekers.
One of the joys of being a part of the Geek Mom community is that whatever you have a passion for, it’s accepted here.
We decided early on in our Geek days that “geeking out” about something could mean a lot of things.
He’s an extreme sport athlete, but takes refuge at Disneyland. In 2010, I made the big leap to Paris for my first job before taking a life changing opportunity to move to HK. Although he has a tendency to jump out of planes on a regular basis, Paul loves nothing more than catching up and chilling out over a few beers with his friends. During the first two years I was playing so badly, I was close to quitting almost every day – out of respect for the genius composers, of whose work I was offending. Waking at 5am to go wakeboarding with friends is always a great way to start the day. I usually end my day running to the top of the Peak, late at night, to enjoy the best views of the city. We live a fast life in Hong Kong, so until now, haven’t stopped to think about “finding the right girl.” I’m so happy to live each day as it comes, so I might not have realised I missed some great opportunities to find someone to share this amazing life with. I’m convinced the next girl I’ll fall for will be totally different to what I expect right now. I’m also happy when I see a lot of interests in common. Especially at my age, most of my friends in Bordeaux are married, they have kids and own their own houses. Here, it seems that most people agree to live like there’s no tomorrow. The usual dinner and drinks combo bores me to death. You know the questions in advance and have answers ready. They will be so tired they will eventually show a bit of who they truly are. On average, I listen to music more than five hours a day so I can’t [have] only one favourite.