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NEW ARTICLE: The Pitter-Potter of Giant Feet: 'Meeting' Dean Potter

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 UKC Articles 21 May 2015
Dean climbing with his dog Whisper, 4 kbIn a humorous yet sincere tribute to the late Dean Potter - who died in a BASE jumping accident this week - Niall Grimes talks about his brief flush with fame in a Moab coffee shop toilet.

"I looked down and in the gap under the partition I could see an enormous left foot, bare, tanned and streaked with street dirt. I recognised it. It's Dean Potter's foot."



Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=7367
 orge 21 May 2015
Excellent piece, Niall!
As always!

J
In reply to UKC Articles:

Great!
 MNA123 21 May 2015
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Really enjoyed that.
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A lovely tale of Grimer and Potter sharing a brief episode of base dumping together...
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Superb! Outstanding read
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Brilliant
 Andy Gamisou 22 May 2015
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My favourite climbing writer of the past decade or so - maybe because most of his articles aren't really about climbing. Looking forward to the compilation book.
 Tez29 22 May 2015
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Great read, well done. Almost as good as the 'hitchhiker'.
 justin c 22 May 2015
Bloody hell bit long winded :/
Lol
50folds 22 May 2015
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ace
 Niall Grimes 22 May 2015
Hey thanks all



 Hardonicus 22 May 2015
In reply to Niall Grimes:

Awesome - such an 'British' tribute. Wonder what they make of it over on Supertopo!
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Brilliant. I'll definitely get the book.
In reply to Robert Durran:

Plus one - absolute belter - definitely will buy the book.
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My oh my, can this boy write! Wonderful story and a great read.
Chris.
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 John H Bull 22 May 2015
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Great stuff.
One sheet is all you need, man...
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True dat... It's simply not possible to wipe your arse with one square of paper... I reckon the average rusty bullet hole needs 4-5. Great climber... terrible at the logistics of post clip hygiene... or was he?! Thought provoking stuff.
 Strontium Dog 22 May 2015
Great story - looking forward to the book.

Maybe that was the last piece of paper left in Potters cubicle and he gave it away....
 Niall Grimes 22 May 2015
In reply to Richard White:

Crikey, hadn't thought of that! That'd be who he left in such a strop. He still had some unwiped product on him.
In reply to Richard White:

> Maybe that was the last piece of paper left in Potters cubicle and he gave it away....

Or maybe he was just taking a piss and didn't want the unwanted attention of the likes of Grimer over the urinals.

 John H Bull 22 May 2015
In reply to Blake:
You're not trying...
http://www.thespeciousreport.com/2007/v704b_one_sheet.html
youtube.com/watch?v=JofDuTmFpL8&

I have had cause to use regular sized Rizlas on occasion - way trickier, but you get more goes.
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 David Alcock 22 May 2015
In reply to bullybones:

I remember a friend's dad showing us that method in the 70s... He didn't *actually* demonstrate.
 Niall Grimes 26 May 2015
Thanks for all the positive vibes, you cats x
In reply to bullybones:

Great haha

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