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2017 Antarctic Merchandise

Posted  11/29/17 in General Interest

The shop is officially open!  Check out our new assortment of Antarctic merchandise for the 2017 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 7th continent. Purchases can be made using [...]

ALE Summits Mount Tyree

On January 16, 2017, Rick Thurmer, accompanied by ALE guides Maria “Pachi” Paz Ibarra, Victor Saunders, Seth Timpano and Todd Tumolo, made the sixth ascent of Mount Tyree, the second highest mountain in Antarctica at 15,919 ft (4852 m). The team climbed the peak via the Grand Couloir, which ascends the lower section of the [...]

In the Spotlight - Julia Doyle

Posted  02/23/17 in General Interest, Camp Services

Name: Julia Doyle Role: Hotel Manager 1st ALE Season: 2013 Nationality: USA Did you always want to work in Antarctica or is there another profession you took a stab at before joining ALE? I’ve worked in everything from disaster relief to social work to teaching. Most recently, I ran a small business in central Chile. I haven’t been [...]

Changing Antarctic Waters Could Trigger Steep Rise in Sea Levels

Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that led to the rapid melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and a three metre rise in global sea levels. New research published in Nature Scientific Reports found that at the end of the last ice age, Antarctic ocean temperatures [...]

50 Years of Antarctic Mountaineering

The 2016 Antarctic season marks 50 years since the first ascent of the continent’s four highest peaks by the American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition (AAME). Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest peak at 16,050 ft (4892 m), was first summited on December 18, 1966 by AAME expedition members, Pete Schoening, Bill Long, John Evans, and Barry Corbet. Despite [...]

2016 South Pole Expeditions

The Antarctic summer draws a host of unique expeditioners to the white continent every year, each with their own objective and particular method of travel. 2016 is no exception and ALE is proud be the logistics provider for a diverse group of individuals and teams, most of whom aim to reach the Southernmost Point on [...]

2016 Antarctic Merchandise

Posted  12/2/16 in General Interest

The shop is officially open and we’re proud to debut our new assortment of Antarctic merchandise for the 2016 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 7th continent. Purchases can [...]

ALE Debuts New Logo and Website

Posted  09/9/16 in Press Release, General Interest

Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) debuted a new brand mark and website today, just before the start of its 30th Antarctic season. The new logo and website are part of a strategic initiative by ALE to consolidate its retail and wholesale divisions under one brand identity. The company will now offer its guided Antarctic experiences under [...]

Blue-ice Airfields

ALE uses blue-ice airfields to land wheeled aircraft in Antarctica. These snow-free areas are a cornerstone of our operations. But what are blue-ice fields? How are they formed? And what makes them so special? Blue-ice fields are glacial areas that remain snow-free. Most of the Antarctic ice sheet is covered by snow, since the accumulation [...]

A Tribute to Nick Clinch

Posted  06/23/16 in Mount Vinson, General Interest

Nick Clinch (b. 1930), leader of the 1966 first ascent of Mount Vinson, passed away on June 15, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. Clinch is regarded as one of America’s most successful expedition leaders. He is the only American to have led the first ascent of an 8,000 meter peak: Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum I, 26,470 [...]

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