Shane McConkey dies in BASE jumping accident

Holy shit, 39 year old freeskiing legend Shane McConkey died today in a BASE jumping accident while filming with MSP.  When we see films with the incredible stunts these guys do I think we become desensitized to just how f’in crazy the shit is that they are doing, and making it look easy.  RIP to one of the good guys, and thoughts/prayers/vibes/karma to his wife and kid.

ESPN article

http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/blog?post=4018726

Thread at TGR

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155628

UPDATE:

Matchstick’s official release

http://www.fuel.tv/FUELTVED/blogs/view/5951

K2’s tribute page

http://k2skis.com/shane-mcconkey-tribute/

Shane McConkey, aka Saucerboy

Shane McConkey, aka Saucerboy

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