A few years back I was into watching rock climbing videos, drawn more to extreme free-solo climbers. I'm talking about Dan Osman and Dean Potter, two untethered spirits. Now, I'm bringing it out of the treasure chest of ideosyncratic interests because I just read an article on the WSJ about Patagonia clothing popping up on the fashion runways. The tie in here resolves with Dean Potter infamously being canned by Patagonia after he climbed Utah's Delicate Arch back in 2006, which is apparently a huge "no no," mainly because he may, or may not have, left rope scars on the arch.

Dean is known for his BASE jumping, free climbing, and highlining. Pictured above is his highline Moonwalk at Cathedral Peak and below is Dean highlining Yosemite's Taft Point. Do check out the Moonwalk vid, it's nice. Sometimes you have to touch the void.

  From left: Patrik Ervell, Altuzarra, Louis Vuitton 

From left: Patrik Ervell, Altuzarra, Louis Vuitton 

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