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Is This Any Way to Travel, the Sequel

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Outside magazine, August 1996

Is This Any Way to Travel, the Sequel


How, you may wonder, could self-proclaimed Father of Freefalling Dan Osman (“Is This Any Way to Travel,” January) one-up his earlier stunts of falling–deliberately–from 600-plus-foot cliffs and arresting himself with only climbing rope? “I call it arch diving,” he says, sounding hopeful that somebody out there will appreciate his work. The new pastime involves falling and
then, yes, swinging through sandstone arches in Utah. Then again, a more pertinent question may be why. “Sometimes I’ll be driving,” he explains, “and I’ll get all shaky and my hands will get clammy. That’s when I know it’s time for a fall.”

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