American daredevil Dean Potter performed a number of pulse-pounding, must-see stunts during his career, before one of those stunts cost him his life.

The expert climber, tightrope-walker and BASE jumper left behind a considerable body of work, thanks to his penchant for filming his stunts with help from professional camera crews.

Potter, 43, died along with climbing partner Graham Hunt, 29, when a BASE jump went awry at Yosemite National Park on Saturday night. The two had jumped from a 7,500-foot ledge with wingsuits on but failed to deploy their parachutes before hitting the ground, park rangers said.

Potter completed many daring and never-before-attempted climbs during his career, including multiple trailblazing ventures up the foreboding El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite. He was also the first climber to complete a FreeBASE ascent up the north face of the imposing Eiger in the Swiss Alps.

Potter recently wrapped filming on "When Dogs Fly," a documentary that showed him making several wingsuit flights with his pet dog, Whisper, strapped inside a backpack. He continued to post photos of Whisper on his Instagram account up to the day he died.

Potter's last Instagram post was a photo of Whisper's nose and the words, "Never leave the dog behind."

Another recent post described his love for BASE jumping and climbing. "Turning dying into flying is a metaphor for my basic life principle," he said in the post.

Potter's death-defying lifestyle inspired many stunts throughout his career, as well as a National Geographic documentary titled "The Man Who Can Fly."

He performed several daring jumps for the documentary, including a free climb and wingsuit flight at Mount Butte in Alberta.

Potter also walked across a slackline strung at the top of Yosemite's Cathedral Peak, in a spectacular video shot at night against a massive full moon.

Moonwalk from Reel Water Productions on Vimeo.