Tuckerman Ravine stands among New England’s most prized spots for hiking and skiing. In 1994, we sponsored its first large scale map, designed by the late Bradford Washburn, a world-renowned mountaineer, explorer, cartographer, and aerial photographer. Heralded as Founder and Director of Boston’s Museum of Science, he spent much of his life traveling the globe. On his fourth ascent of Mt. McKinley, his wife Barbara became the first woman to reach the summit. This dynamic couple served on the original Board of Directors for the Grand Circle Foundation.
About Tuckerman he said, It is a flawless example of a glacial cirque, having been carved deeply out of the southeast side of Mt. Washington at the close of the last phase of the Great Ice Age about twenty thousand years ago.