Utter Insanity

Video of Dan Osman speed-soloing up Bear’s Reach at Lover’s Leap (near South Lake Tahoe, CA). Need I say don’t try this at home? http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/1220/

Dan Osman dyno on Bear's Reach

(I’ve done this route, but it took me more like 2 hours–not 4 minutes and 25 seconds.)

I’m not sure when this video was shot, but I think it was not long before his death on November 23, 1998. He was always a huge risk-taker, and one of his hobbies was taking very long falls on climbing ropes. He died attempting a 925-foot fall on rigging that he had left up in Yosemite in the rain and snow for over a month. Pretty stupid.

Here’s a good article about Dan: http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/Terminal-Velocity.html