Jake Risch

Tuckerman Ravine and Mount Washington are a special place for me.  This alpine playground is unique to the east coast and is the training ground and test piece for mountain folk in the region.  It is a place that has inspired, scared, thrilled, humbled, and educated generations of mountain adventurers. 

Tuckerman Ravine and Mount Washington deserve our protection so that the generations that follow can enjoy the same life affirming experiences that we grew up with.  We strive to keep open unrestricted access while protecting the unique environment.  We do this by raising funds for critical infrastructure maintenance projects, organizing volunteer projects, advocating for our members, and supporting the safety and rescue organizations in the area.

Please take the time to check out our organization and get involved, as a member, volunteer, donor or supporter.


Jake Risch


Friends of Tuckerman Ravine 

published Jake_Risch in Board Members 2016-10-20 14:08:09 -0400

Jake Risch

Jake Risch FOTR Director, Chairman of the Board



published 2015 Was a Success! in Blog 2016-04-10 06:38:19 -0400

2015 Was a Success!

2015 Year in Review

New Deck

2015 was a huge success for Tuckerman Ravine thanks to your help!  We had a successful Inferno Pentathlon, Rebuilt the Deck at Hermit Lake Shelter, and caught up with a bunch of old friends and made some new friends at the Boston Ski Show.  The 16th annual Inferno Pentathlon was a great success we crowned a new Tuckerman Champion, Andrew Drummond and Tucker woman Champion, Jessica Marion, and fundraising champions, Team Medium Regulah.  The Hermit Lake Deck Project was a significant success.  We donated approximately $10,000 in material and provide more than 20 volunteers completing the project over three weeks this fall.  We closed out the year by raising over $13,000 at our annual Boston Ski Show membership drive.

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Deck Donations

$595.00 raised
GOAL: $20,000.00

The iconic deck at Hermit Lake, more affectionately known as "HoJo's" is in desperate need of repair. Your donation will help us procure building materials, supplies and labor to disassemble, remove, and replace the deck structure and surrounding wind screen wall protection. Won't you please help make this project a reality in 2015? We appreciate your support and generosity!


Jacob Risch
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Charter Lifetime Member, Backcountry Skier, Whitewater Kayaker and Current President of Friends fo Tuckerman Ravine. Jake Has been a Mount Washington skiier for nearly 30 years.
MY GOAL: $1,000.00
$10.00 RAISED