Hans Saari Memorial Fund

The Hans Saari Memorial Fund (HSMF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of Hans Saari, his passion for skiing, his desire to learn, and his belief in careful planning and safety.  The mission of the HSMF is to foster an appreciation for skiing and its personal challenges, alpine environments, and mountain cultures by promoting ski exploration and education. The Fund contributes to the ski community and the sport of ski mountaineering by sponsoring and encouraging innovative ski expeditions and education programs through its grant programs.

I met Hans in the late 80's, an immediate friendship was formed and for the next decade we accomplished first ascents and descents from the Antarctica to the Himalaya. 

I am the Vice President of the HSMF.

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