when dogs flyBy Mallory Carra
Meet Whisper, the World's First Flying Dog
Famous rock climber Dean Potter takes his canine companion on a skydive in "When Dogs Fly."
May 29, 2014 | 05:30 PM
Renowned rock climber Dean Potter takes his dog Whisper along for many of his wild adventures—including a BASE jump at the Eiger, a 13,020 ft mountain in Switzerland.
Potter strapped the mini Austrailian cattle dog to his back in his wingsuit before taking the plunge, making Whisper the world's first BASE jumping dog. The whole adventure is chronicled in Potter's 22-minute film "When Dogs Fly," which premiered at Mountainfilm Festival and Tour this month..
Potter is a decorated rock climber and BASE jumper known for pushing the limits on rocks and in the air. He repeatedly set the speed record for climbing The Nose in Yosemite.
Check out the trailer for a dog's eye view of the jump!
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