Hometown: North Conway, New Hampshire
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Jake Risch is a whitewater paddler and backcountry skier from North Conway, New Hampshire. He’s been paddling for 18 years on five continents, including trips to Turkey, Nepal, Indonesia, New Zealand,

Norway and the Alps. Jake is a founding member and vice president of the White Mountain Swiftwater Rescue Team and a charter lifetime member and president of the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine. Jake is in Peru volunteering as a guide on the Paddling with Purpose film project. The project aims to engage Peruvian citizens to stand up and demand protection for the Maranon River, the last free-flowing tributary of the Amazon River. For more information on the project, visit www.paddlingwithpurpose.com and find the project on Facebook.