Today the Tuckerman mystique is threatened by over use and shrinking federal support for the Forest Service who has managed and protected the ravine since the early 30's. The explosion of skiing in the 70's, snowboarding in the 80's and 90's and the popularity of winter climbing have further challenged the fragile environment of the Cutler River Basin.

Education, safety, and environmental protection issues have become paramount to preserving the integrity of the Tuckerman Ravine experience.

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