Old VHS Footage of Shane McConkey
Take a look back in time with Shane McConkey as he BASE jumps from a cliff in Lauterbrunnen. This segment and many more are featured in the film “McConkey”, now available on Red Bull TV!
Fly in Peace, Shane – “You have one life. Live it.”
Shane McConkey (December 30, 1969 – March 26, 2009) was a professional skier and BASE jumper. He was born in Vancouver, was eventually based in Squaw Valley, California, but because he never identified with a single place due to his itinerant childhood, was “from” Boulder, Colorado, where he started his professional skiing career and attended the University of Colorado Boulder before dropping out of college.
He won numerous awards and competitions. McConkey started as a competitive ski racer, but moved on to be featured in a long line of extreme skiing movies. McConkey was known for combining BASE jumping with skiing, as seen in such feats as skiing into a BASE jump off the Eiger. McConkey went to Burke Mountain Academy. He was also known for his contributions to ski design, notably being the father of reverse sidecut and reverse camber skis (aka: skis with rocker); first mounting bindings onto water skis for use in Alaska, then with the Volant Spatula and, more recently, the K2 Pontoon ski design. McConkey’s high-speed chairlift and ski area at Park City Mountain Resort are named after his father, Jim McConkey, who was an early proponent of extreme skiing in the U.S. On April 2, 2011 Shane McConkey was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of fame along with other Tahoe skiers, Daron Rahlves and Glen Plake.
On March 26, 2009, Shane McConkey died while executing a ski-BASE jump in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy. One of his skis failed to release, sending him into a spin. After he corrected the problem, it was too late to deploy his parachute.
BASE Tripping – Top 3 Antenna BASE JUMPS
Top 3 Antenna BASE JUMPS in Venezuela and Spain. “BASE Tripping” – The incredible new Base Jump Travel series by Carlos Pedro Briceño!
“BASE Tripping” is the brand new Base Jump series by Carlos Pedro Briceño. Carlos is a BASE jumper, Skydiving instructor, surfer, travel lover…. & adrenaline lover!
Carlos Pedro is a proudly Venezuelan professional Parachutist who is now part of the Elite BASE jump at the World level. Consists of 5000+ skydives, 500+ BASE jumps. Wingsuit terrain flying is his passion.
In South Africa, in front of one of the biggest audiences we’ve ever had, Erik Roner BASE jumped into the stadium for the most epic entrance ever.
Erik Roner “Pro skier/base jumper”, Known by his nickname “Rubberneck”.
Pro extreme skier and base jumper. Roner was usually the first to attempt any stunt involving snow. On September 28, 2015, Roner sustained fatal injuries while skydiving in Squaw Valley, CA. He is survived by his wife and two children.
At the opening ceremony of the 4th Annual Squaw Valley Institute Celebrity Golf Classic in Squaw Valley, California, Roner was the third member of a three-man parachute team to jump and, according to witnesses, was off the drop zone target on descent and hit a large tree. He was then transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Erik was world-renowned for his antics and loveable personality in Nitro Circus media and live shows across the globe.
He was also one of the world’s leading ski-BASE jumpers, jumping from iconic locations around the world.
Most importantly, Erik was a caring, generous and wonderful person — a loving husband and father to two beautiful children.
Travis Pastrana said: “Erik was an amazing person who made everyone and everything around him better. His smile, laughter and personality will be missed by everyone at Nitro Circus. Most importantly he has a beautiful wife and amazing kids that will miss him dearly. He is gone… But will never be forgotten.”
Matt Blank travels the world base jumping and exploring what makes this human experience unique for everyone.
Matt Blank grew up in Southern California skateboarding by day and racing BMX by night. Most mornings he spent at the beach surfing or bodyboarding before school, always with an eye on the weather in case he needed to skip out early to hit the coast.
After high school he worked own way through the University of California Irvine as a rock climbing instructor and while he was finishing his degree in psychology and social behavior with a minor in film he worked technical rope and cave search and rescue for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.
After college his attentions shifted to snowboarding, skydiving and B.A.S.E jumping. He instructed freestyle and all mountain snowboarding for Vail Corp. and still instruct skydiving from time to time at Perris Valley Skydiving Center. In the more recent years he jumped from one extreme community to the next pursuing his ultimate goal of collaborating with other like minded extreme athletes to create projects that can only be characterized as “mind grenades” . But what is past is prologue and therefore he’s always ready for the next adventure.
Starring: Matt Blank, Chris Carnahan, Cam Tracey, Lawrence Jones, Maria Steinmayr, Brian Mosbaugh.
Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia,
Tonsai – Thailand,
Moab – Utah.