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COVID-19 Update

September 25, 2020 ALE has now released our dates for the 2021–2022 season and we are working hard to make it our best season ever. Our rates are unchanged, with 2021-22 Experience prices the same as they were for 2020–21. We are busy working to re-schedule guests who had planned to travel in 2020–21 and [...]

In the Spotlight Stephanie Taylor

Posted  03/17/21 in General Interest

After working in the Salt Lake City office for 10 years and visiting Antarctica twice, Steph has seen many sides of ALE. We asked her about some of her most memorable experiences, both on the ice and off...

In The Spotlight - Sue Staniland

Posted  03/8/21 in General Interest

Name: Sue Staniland Role: Punta Arenas Operations Manager 1st ALE Season: 2003 Nationality: New Zealand       What first brought you to work for ALE? I had previously worked for ANI in Patriot Hills in the 90s when Mike Sharp was camp manager. Mike became a partner when ALE was formed, they were looking for [...]

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 [...]

Professor Dame Jane Francis

Posted  11/1/20 in Polar Explorers

Professor Dame Jane Francis is the first female Director of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and a pioneering scientist, whose study of fossil plants and their use as tools for climate interpretation is recognized internationally. Academic Career and Polar Research Professor Jane Francis trained as a geologist at the University of Southampton. She went on [...]

Ice Core Research and Climate Change Models

Professors Chris Fogwill and Chris Turney are in the news again, with a new study that highlights the crucial role that Antarctic sea ice plays in controlling global CO² levels. ARC Linkage Research Project ALE has a long association with the duo, providing logistic and financial support for fieldwork focused on changes in ice sheet [...]

In The Spotlight - Melanie Morrill

Posted  08/10/20 in General Interest

Name: Melanie Morrill Role: Salt Lake City Operations Manager 1st ALE Season: 2004 Nationality: USA What first brought you to work for ALE? Before ALE, I was working as a Travel Agent with Meetings & Incentives Groups. When ALE decided to base its headquarters in Utah I became the first employee and booking manager in Salt [...]

PRESS RELEASE: ANCIENT ANTARCTIC ICE MELT RESEARCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International Scientists Study West Antarctic Ice Sheet to Determine Effects of Ocean Warming and Future Outcomes 12 February 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah – Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) played an integral part in supporting research, led by UNSW Sydney, into mass melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet during the Last [...]

Return From the Antarctic Sabbatical

Posted  01/29/20 in Trips, Updates From The Field

SHARING CITIZEN SCIENCE FIRST HAND When individuals experience Antarctica for the first time it’s not uncommon for them to describe it as another planet, and in many ways they’re not far off. A mostly inhospitable place to humans – Antarctica is the only continent without an indigenous human population. But its sub-zero temperatures and remote [...]

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