Jack Hampton

Vivian Fuchs Youth Award 2022

From the age of 18, Jack Hampton has been passionate about paddling on some incredible kayaking journeys. His next great expedition is part of a project called Paddling the Margins, and it is one of his most important kayaking challenges to date.

Jack and his team are set to paddle some 2,000 miles, from Alaska to Seattle, on an exploration for sustainability. The journey will take the kayakers to geographic and socio-economic marginal areas that are vulnerable to climate change.

The expedition aims to elevate the voices of those who have learned to live and manage in harsh and natural environments – all the while documenting the expedition. With this at the heart of the expedition, the other key mission of the exciting odyssey is to spark inspiration and to encourage others to pursue their adventure dreams!