Our Camps

Union Glacier Camp

Union Glacier Camp is the only facility of its kind in Antarctica. Our full-service private camp operates during the Antarctic summer (November through January) and is dismantled at the end of each season. Our camp not only provides accommodations to guests on guided experiences but also serves as a logistics hub, supporting private expeditions and [...]

Vinson Base Camp

ALE maintains a seasonal base camp on the Branscomb Glacier at the foot of Mount Vinson to support climbers looking to summit each season. Vinson Base Camp is currently only accessible by ski aircraft departing from Union Glacier, located 95 miles (151 km) away. Mount Vinson lies in the aptly named Sentinel Range of the [...]

Gould Bay Camp

Our Gould Bay Camp is located in the southern Weddell Sea. The camp is on frozen sea ice, just in front of the Ronne Ice Shelf, roughly 420 miles (676 km) from ALE’s main base at Union Glacier, making it one of the most remote camps in the world and the only Antarctic tourist camp [...]

South Pole Camp

When the great Polar explorers, Amundsen and Scott, arrived at the South Pole a century ago, there was only the sound of the wind and an endless expanse of white stretching in all directions. Today the South Pole is a crossroads for modern adventurers and polar science. ALE is the only private operator with a [...]

Field Camps

Many of our experiences take guests away from our primary camps and into the field to experience Antarctica as early explorers encountered it, the most remote wilderness on earth. Ski Last Degree and Ski South Pole expeditions often use single-walled, tunnel shaped, Hilleberg tents that are lightweight and quick to set up. These are important [...]

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