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2019 Expedition Updates. Who's at the Pole and in the Field?

It’s another day in Antarctica: wide landscapes, extreme temperatures and ever changing weather on the home front. Nearing the end of the 2019 Antarctic season, we take a look back at the accomplishments of solo expeditions, world record seekers, and inspired group travelers who crossed the white desert by human powered determination, all culminating at [...]

PRESS RELEASE: FLIGHT OPERATIONS RESUME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chilean civil aviation authorizes flights to recommence. 20 December 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah — Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) have been authorized to recommence their flights to Union Glacier, Antarctica. ALE had to delay two flights while we worked with the Chilean General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) to address their concerns [...]

PRESS RELEASE: UPDATE ON FLIGHT DELAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The ALE team is working hard to meet Chilean civil aviation regulatory requirements. 20 December 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah — Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) has been working closely with the Chilean General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) to resolve the regulatory compliance issues they have identified. The issue relates to [...]

PRESS RELEASE: FLIGHT DELAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The ALE team is closely monitoring recent regulatory updates to civil aviation operations in Chile.  19 December 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah — Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) have been advised of a temporary delay to their intercontinental flight operations due to a documentation review by Chile’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation [...]

Antarctica's Summer Solstice. A Natural Phenomenon of the Earth's Maximum Tilt.

If you’ve ever explored the wonderful world of science and atmospheric phenomenon you know about the winter solstice (midwinter, yule, the longest night, jó) which is also Antarctica’s summer solstice. The northern hemisphere’s winter solstice is meant to astronomically mark the beginning of longer days and shorter nights and has long provided excellent opportunity for [...]

2019 Antarctic Merchandise

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

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 [...]

The World's Southermost Marathon 2019

Posted  12/3/19 in General Interest

If you thought about running an Antarctic Ice Marathon you’re not the only one. The popular, once-in-a-lifetime race is sold out for the season and no doubt those who have secured their spot are brimming with excitement. The southernmost marathon takes place at 80° south, just a few hundred miles from the South Pole in [...]

Ronne Ice Shelf Named For Explorer Edith “Jackie” Ronne

Posted  12/2/19 in Polar Explorers, Antarctic History

Jackie Ronne was the first American woman to set foot on Antarctica. She and Jennie Darlington were the first women to overwinter in Antarctica, as members of the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition. EARLY LIFE Edith Ronne was born into a conservative family, but always felt she would do something a little bit different. She got [...]

2019 Expedition Kick Off

The start of the 2019 Antarctic season takes off with a lot of excitement as each traveler begins their long anticipated expedition. Eight solo expeditions start off the Antarctic summer, carrying on the grand tradition of solo exploration. Some are returning from previous seasons, while others will take this journey for the first time. Each [...]

Travel and the Environment: Where Two Contrasts Meet in Support of Our Planet

Posted  11/11/19 in Antarctic Environment

Travel is one of the best things we can give ourselves, supporting immersion in other cultures, long lasting life changes, expanding our knowledge of the planet and satisfying good old human curiosity. There are many remote expeditions and world circumnavigations that never would have happened without the individual desire to conquer inhospitable places and push [...]

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