Watch McConkey, and It Will Change Your Life!
If there is one man on earth who has lived their life 100% to the fullest, that man is Shane McConkey! Shane doesn’t waste a second of his life. Shane truly lives his life to the fullest by skiing, climbing, skydiving, BASE jumping and then wrapping them all into one! This extraordinary documentary will take you from Shane’s childhood as a world class competitive skier, to starring down his demons and finding true peace of mind. Like most of us, life always throws us a curve ball we need to conquer.
Shane conquers those demons through changing the way the world looked at skiing. Shane turned the skiing world upside down with his lack of fear and aggressive approach that came off nearly flawless. If someone said that mountain couldn’t be skied or that jump was too high, Shane conquered it in style. Once the bar in the skiing world was raised, Shane was already looking for the next big challenge. That challenge incorporated the art of BASE jumping into skiing.
For years skiers looked at lines they couldn’t ski because of the massive cliff at the end of the run. Well leave it to Shane to conquer that line with a pair of skies and a parachute. I’ve watched this documentary multiple times and each time it gets better. The soundtrack, humor, Shane’s free lifestyle and the adventure he goes on inspires me to go out and ski, skydive or just live my life to the fullest. Shane inspires us all to chase that dream and keep that adventurous side burning inside of us.
One of the best quotes in the movie from Shane is when a reporter asked him why he does this, “to get maximum enjoyment out of life and I’ll never stop, I will be poor for the rest of my life so that I can have fun.” Everyone these days takes life and work too seriously and forgets to go out and have fun. Why waste your entire life working, making money etc if you never ever have fun and enjoy life. Shane knew this long before most people and lived his life this way. He was a true pioneer and an inspiration to us all.