Training and Resources for Adventurers, First Responders and Professionals

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The International Avalanche Nest-Egg is a non-profit fund designed to support the children and families of avalanche victims, as well as provide educational and preventative services aimed at reducing avalanche fatalities worldwide.

High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, based in Truckee, CA, became an official 501c.3 non-profit on January 19, 2010. Founded by Roy Tuscany, the Tahoe based organization is dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.

We have not only grown at a rate that exceeded all expectations, but have also successfully raised funds, secured alternative treatments and aided in the recovery of over 54 athletes. It is a dream come true to help these people and many more. With that in mind it is the mission of High Fives to continue to grow and become a nation-wide organization that effectively acts as an umbrella for those that participate (and get hurt) in the sports we love so dearly.


Memorial scholarships are a great way to honor the memory of a loved one or an important person. To start a scholarship in someone’s name you should comply with your state’s laws and regulations about setting up this type of scholarship. Other key matters to start a scholarship in someone’s name include the value, eligibility criteria, the award period and the length of time for the fund . You can find more information here:




Mountain Search and Rescue

The MRA is an organization of teams dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. Doing so by improving the quality, availability, and safety of mountain search and rescue. With over 90 government authorized units, the MRA has grown to become the critical mountain search and rescue resource in the United States. Check out their blog and support your local SAR through donations and memberships.

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