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Dean Potter looks on after walking a 41-meter-long and two-centimeter-wide slackline over Enshi Grand Canyon at an altitude of 1,800m on April 22, 2012 in Enshi, Hubei Province of China. Potter successfully finished the lone slackline walk in about three minutes without taking any protective measures.  (ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Extreme Climber Dean Potter Among 2 Killed In Yosemite BASE Jumping Accident

Record-breaking athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was one of two men killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.

05/18/2015

Bay Area climber Jon Reiter stayed behind to help aid those injured after surviving a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal while climbing Mount Everest. (Source: Jon Reiter)

Bay Area Climber Stays Behind To Help After Surviving Nepal Earthquake, Mt. Everest Avalanches

A Bay Area climber who survived avalanches followed by a massive earthquake in Nepal is refusing to come home, determined to help injured climbers get back to safety.

04/26/2015

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With Bloodied Fingertips, 2 Friends Climb Atop Yosemite And Into History Books

American rock climber Tommy Caldwell was first to pull himself atop a 3,000-foot sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park, followed minutes later by his longtime friend Kevin Jorgeson.

01/15/2015

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British guide Adrian Ballinger scales a rock face in the Donner Summit area of Lake Tahoe, California on August 19, 2014. Ballinger's "Rapid Ascent" programme aims to help climbers scale Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in 42 days. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Man Plunges To His Death While Rock Climbing In Utah

The National Park Service says a 47-year-old San Jose man rock-climbing in Utah’s Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon.

10/21/2014

Yosemite Valley (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Memorial Set Up At Santa Rosa Climbing Gym For Climber Killed In Yosemite

A memorial was set up to remember the Bay Area man killed in a climbing accident in Yosemite National Park Saturday.

08/20/2014

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Sebastopol Climber Dies From Fall In Yosemite After Proposing To Girlfriend

A Bay Area man died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park shortly after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.

08/18/2014

North American tree climbing champion Chad Brey in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. July 30, 2014 (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

North American Tree Climbing Champ Scales Golden Gate Park Eucalyptus In Preparation For Internationals

A San Francisco tree climber prepares for an international competition next week by scaling eucalyptus in Golden Gate Park.

07/30/2014

Palo Alto climber Blake Parkinson was rescued off a sheer cliff by a CHP helicopter in Yosemite National Park Easter Sunday. (CBS)

Palo Alto Climber Rescued From Yosemite Cliff Speaks Out After Ordeal

A Palo Alto man’s Easter climb in Yosemite ended with him being rescued from a sheer cliff by a CHP helicopter Sunday.

04/22/2014

Aftermath of avalanche on Mt Everest.  Photo courtesy of Roger Philipp

American Climber Survives Deadly Avalanche On Mount Everest; Shares Photos Of Aftermath

KCBS has obtained photos from an American who was on the mountain when the deadly avalanche happened Friday. At least 12 of the guides were killed, and four others are missing. Several more were hurt.

04/18/2014

Yosemite's El Capitan

Falling Rock Kills Climber On Yosemite’s El Capitan

The National Park Service said Monday that Felix Joseph Kiernan was climbing on the East Buttress of the granite monolith about 600 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor when a rock dislodged and struck him Sunday afternoon.

06/03/2013

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