COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted  06/1/21 in General Interest

As of the 2022-23 season, ALE is reverting to our standard Terms & Conditions. This means that our normal cancellation and refund policies apply. We strongly recommend that you take out trip cancellation insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage, to cover all eventualities. The health, safety and well-being of our guests and staff is of prime [...]

View the 2021 Total Solar Eclipse

Posted  12/4/20 in General Interest, Press Release, Trips

Salt Lake City, Utah – December 4, 2020 Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE), in collaboration with TravelQuest International (TQ), will be gathering a select group of guests to view the total solar eclipse on December 4, 2021, at the furthest possible point from their everyday lives: deep in the heart of Antarctica. In the early [...]

What's in a Name?

Posted  11/17/20 in Antarctic History, General Interest

Have you ever wondered how a place or feature is named in Antarctica? Who decided to call it Elephants Head or Dronning Maud Land or the Sentinel Range? And does everyone agree on these names? History of Antarctic Naming Throughout history, people have named the places where they have lived and traveled. From countries and [...]

2019 Antarctic Merchandise

Posted  12/11/19 in Camp Services, General Interest

Check out our new assortment of Antarctic merchandise for the 2019 season! These one of a kind keepsakes are exclusively sold at ALE’s Union Glacier Camp, so if you’re lucky enough to receive one, you’ll know it came all the way from the white continent. Purchases can be made using US cash and prices range [...]

2018 Expeditions Review

The start of the 2018 Antarctic season experienced a long period of bad weather, with atypical, heavy snowfall. Most expeditions encountered poor visibility and challenging skiing conditions for the first weeks of their journeys. This unusual weather pattern seems to be associated with strong El Niño years and it certainly brought the worst conditions we [...]

2017 Expeditions Review

The 2017 Antarctic summer saw an impressive array of expeditions aiming to travel farther, travel faster, or travel more creatively. Some teams saw success while others were met with challenges, poor weather, and time constraints. As Leo Houlding wrote this season “Nothing is easy out here!”. Despite the difficulty of the journey, all of the [...]

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