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 Kevin Gary Prince Memorial in Donate 2021-08-29 21:44:54 -0400

Kevin Gary Prince Memorial

Kevin Gary Prince

May 26, 1977 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 44)

Donate to the Memorial Fund here

Kevin Gary Prince, 44, of Jackson, NH and Marblehead, MA, passed away on August 19, 2021, with his family by his side. Kevin grew up in Stratham, NH. He graduated from Exeter High School in 1995 and the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire in 1999. Kevin was an Electrical Engineer at MBraun in Stratham, NH, a career and company that he took pride in and loved. Kevin was an athlete and he had a passion for the outdoors. He competed in the Marblehead Race Series, the Spartan Race and the Wildman Biathlon at Wildcat Mountain, where he would run 3 miles up to the mountain summit. He also loved to hike, alpine and uphill ski, and spend time 4-wheeling at his family camp in Dixville Notch, NH. The role that Kevin loved the most was that of being a father, he was the most amazing father to his two children Callie and Cole, spending all of his time focused on them and their happiness. In the last year he made his residence in Jackson, NH where Cole was able to attend Jackson Grammar School and teach him his love for New Hampshire and the outdoors. This past winter he took his children to hike Tuckerman Ravine at Mount Washington and ski down the Sherbie Trail. He gave them the gift of beautiful memories every single day.

Kevin and his wife Alyssa shared a passion for building homes and worked together to design and build 3 homes over their marriage, the most special being the home they built in Jackson, NH, completed in January 2020. Kevin and Alyssa also made many wonderful trips traveling to Germany for Kevin’s work, celebrating multiple times at Oktoberfest in Munich and traveling around Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. Their favorite destination being Murren, Switzerland.

Loved by many, but especially his wife of 18 years, Alyssa Willard Prince and his children Callie Alyssa Prince and Cole Durham Prince. Kevin was also an amazing son to his parents Gary and Lorraine Prince of Stratham, NH, caring brother to his sister Shelley Blood of Stratham, NH and her husband Greg and children Tyler, Brandon, and Lilyan, and his brother Brian Prince of Pelham, NH, wife Leah and children Lyla and Landen. He was also loved by Alyssa’s parents Pamela Willard and the late Jon Willard of Marblehead, his sister in law Polly Mabry of Marblehead and her husband Mike, and children Mia and Max.

“Ohana means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” Kevin would want you to live your life as he had, with kindness, patience, and absolute dedication to your family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, whose mission is to preserve and protect the unique alpine eastern slopes of Mount Washington, NH, https://www.friendsoftuckermanravine.org/. Most important, an email box has been set up for family and friends to send their own stories and photos about Kevin, a book will be made for Callie and Cole with all of the wonderful memories of their father. Please sends stories and photos to [email protected]


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.

followed Deck Donations 2015-04-24 13:08:45 -0400

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