Erik Roner, who has already made a name for himself in
extreme sports circles for his skiing and BASE jumping escapades, has now
officially gotten our attention over here at SnoWest.
In honor of his friend and mentor Shane McConkey, who died
in a BASE jumping accident in 2009, Roner chose to dispose of McConkey’s
snowmobile in style. With former pro snowboarder Jim Rippey helping with the
stunt’s logistics, Roner went to Fernie, BC, to BASE jump the sled off an
Lest anyone back home should not believe his tale, Roner
provided the world with video footage of his jump. We recommend skipping to
about the 3:25 mark; that’s when things get really interesting.