What's your opinion of extreme athletes and mourning their deaths?
Sean Leary died 2 days ago doing a solo moonlight BASE jump. No one knew he was dead until he failed to show up for work. Because he was alone, clearly he wasn’t jumping for the publicity.
His wife is 7 months pregnant.
One of my favorite athletes ever, Shane McConkey died combining BASE jumping with extreme skiing. His daughter was 3 when he died.
Obviously there is something in extreme athletes that pushes them to attempt these insane jumps. Could they ever live normal lives? Are they being selfish? What are your thoughts and reactions to their deaths? Should BASE jumping be outlawed?