Arne Backstrom professional freeskier killed in accident

Posted on: June 4th 2010



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Freeskier reports:


Freeskier has learned of an immeasurable loss to the skiing community. We have confirmed that Arne Backstrom, perennial freeskiing pro, 29, has passed after a big mountain fall. Although details are still unconfirmed, the accident is reported to have occurred on Pisco Mountain (5757m), in the Cordillera Blanca region of Peru, South America.


Our thoughts are with his family. R.I.P.

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