Base jumper Dean Potter has gone on many adventures in his life — and now there’s video of him taking his dog along for the ride. Whisper, a 4-year-old miniature Australian cattle dog, is believed to be the first dog to go Base Jumping.
Potter strapped Whisper onto a pack on the back of his wingsuit — along with a GoPro camera — and then completed a jump from the side of the 13,020 foot Eiger mountain in Switzerland.
The video has of course sparked a mix of reactions from totally impressed to horrified over the treatment of Whisper.
Potter lives in Yosemite National Park with Whisper and his girlfriend. More from his website:
Whisper always wakes up happy. She dances around until she gets fed and acts cute and peps us. Then we make a point of doing a little walk in the orchard, forest or on the beach before I need to do daily chores. During this time I throw her Gordo toy, from Ruffwear, which she loves more than anything. Later, we try to do a longer adventure in the mountains near our house. If it is warm I make sure we walk near a water source so Whisper doesn’t overheat. My main philosophy with pet behavior, as well as my own behavior, is that an exercised and tired dog is a well-behaved dog. Additionally, whatever I do, I bring Whisper if at all possible. I like to problem solve and always seem to figure out a way to bring Whisper along.
(Thanks to Mashable for bringing this to our attention)