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Outdoors Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident
Extreme 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.
Outdoors Mount St. Helens in 2015: 'We're still in a rapid rate of change' Mount St. Helens in 2015: 'We're still in a rapid rate of change' (Photo Gallery)
Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class outdoor laboratory for the study of volcanoes, ecosystems and forestry, as well as a major recreational and tourist destination.
Outdoors 35 years ago: Mount St. Helens erupts 35 years ago: Mount St. Helens erupts (Photo Gallery)
On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted and changed the landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

It was 8:32 a.m. when a 5.1 earthquake shook the mountain. It's north face collapsed, sending the eruptive force sideways. A plume of ash poured into the southwest Washington sky, and debris flow filled the Toutle River.

The eruption destroyed the top 1,300 feet of the mountain, and ultimately killed 57 people.