It is with sad news that I write this post. I just heard today that Arne Backstrom passed away while on a ski mountaineering expedition in Peru. Just a year over the tragic loss of Shane McConkey and now another great Tahoe local skier passes. It leaves me to wonder…is there a limit for extreme skiing and extreme sports for that matter. I guess each person has their own limit that they choose to push or not but it seems with each year the benchmark keeps rising. It is amazing where the skiing industry has gone but it does come with risk. Here is the link to the Freeskier Magazinearticle about the incident. My condolences to the Backstrom family. Loss is never easy. I am sure the community will come together with a lot of support for the family and friends left behind. RIP to Arne Backstrom.