The sport of Skydiving is not for the faint of heart! It requires timing, precision, expertise and maybe a little luck. Whether you are an expert or first timer, the thrill of the free fall can be like no other. Most of us want to try to live on the edge, if just a little, but trying extreme adventures are beyond our reach.
We never know when we will be called upon to bring our instinctive physical or spiritual strength to bare.
Andy Wirth is President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings (get more here: http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=36030954&privcapId=7911768) and has always been a risk taker both on and off the slopes. His love of the great outdoors has taken him on some incredible journeys. Never fearing what nature put in front of him, Andy continued to push his limits no matter the obstacles.
All that changed in 2013, when Andy Wirth faced crushing trauma, but came away with a renewed sense of purpose. A horrific skydiving accident left him clinging to life and hope.
Andy Wirth has continued to push forward by teaming up to raise funds and awareness for the “Special Warfare Warriors.” In an exclusive interview by Crunchbase, Andy Wirth has worked tirelessly to bring awareness for those veterans who continue to face great physical and emotional challenges.
Since Andy Wirth’s accident he has surpassed his recovery goals and continues to pursue his dreams. During his ordeal his favorite musical refrain was “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam. He uses the words of this song as his inspiration for living life.