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Mon., Aug. 12, 2013, 6 a.m.

Hucking junk off mountains isn’t cool

ENVIRONMENT -- Go-Pro video cameras have recorded all sorts of stunts, but to see the company endorse the trashing of pristine mountain environments makes me want to gag and go back to the ol' Super 8 camera.

The video above reportedly shows Erik Roner, who strapped on GoPros on as he drove a snowmobile off the edge of a cliff of a spectacular mountain area.

The stunt supposedly was in memory of his late friend and fellow extreme athlete, Shane McConkey, who died in a skiing accident in 2009.

The stunt was a spectacular "burial" of sorts for McConkey's snowmobile in order to memorialize a legend of extreme sports.

It worked, I guess.

I'll always remember McConkey's name, but not without conjuring up an image of someone unnecessarily desecrating a pristine mountain environment.




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.