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The Year of the Cycle

Posted  01/28/14 in Expeditions, General Interest

2013 may become known as Antarctica’s Year of the Cycle. Three expeditions cycled to the South Pole, each in their own way achieving what had never before been accomplished and proving the ability of cycles in polar terrain. The first to arrive… British adventurer Maria Leijerstam set out to do something new – and she [...]

The Far Side - Exploring the Larson Valley

ALE owner, Nick Lewis, spent hours poring over maps and aerial photographs, searching for a route across the head of the Larson Valley, to access ‘the far side’ of Mount Sporli. An exploratory expedition to the area revealed more climbing and ski terrain than he could have imagined.

Expedition Successes, Surprises & Routines

Posted  01/8/14 in Expeditions, Updates From The Field

Antarctic expeditions seldom play out as expected and this season is no exception. Catch up on the experiences, achievements, and lessons learned from our 2013 expedition teams. Richard Parks Richard Parks set a new British record and recorded the second fastest time in history for a solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole. [...]

Richard Parks - South Pole Arrival

Posted  01/2/14 in Expeditions

After 28 days of skiing alone in Antarctica, covering 1058km/657 miles and skiing a total of 338 hours, Richard Parks is skiing the final kilometers towards the South Pole.

Topping Out on Mount Vinson...again

ALE has completed another 100% successful expedition on Mount Vinson. All nine guests on our V2 Experience summited, together with three ALE guides on 13th December.

Adventure Meets Science en Route to the Pole

Posted  12/12/13 in Expeditions, General Interest, Science

The Willis Resilience Expedition is a two-part Antarctic expedition, involving both scientific discovery and human endurance. 19-year-old explorer Parker, a sophomore at Yale University, and his team will conduct a coast-to-pole-to-coast survey, covering thousands of kilometers of untested Antarctic territory. Their data will contribute to a deeper understanding of global climate patterns. The expedition involves three separate, scientific projects : [...]

In the Spotlight - Devon McDiarmid

Leading a 50-60 day expedition across Antarctica takes a love of adventure, skill and experience, and equal doses of patience, flexibility, and humor. ALE Ski South Pole guide Devon McDiarmid has all that and more.

2013 Antarctic Marathon Results

Posted  11/21/13 in General Interest, Trip Report

Congratulations to all the 2013 Antarctic Ice Marathon participants! Petr Vabrousek (CZE) won the men's race and set a new Antarctic Ice Marathon record of 3:34.47 hrs. Top women's finisher was Fiona Oakes (GBR) with a record time of 4:20.02.

2013 Expedition Update

Posted  10/28/13 in Expeditions, General Interest

Scott Expedition begins their trek | Richard Parks reveals Project X | Daniel Burton's epic bike to the pole

In the Spotlight - Tim Hewette

Posted  10/22/13 in General Interest

What does it take to be ALE's Field Manager? Meet Tim Hewette, remote logistics consultant, expedition leader, high-altitude mountain guide, safety specialist, and all-round good guy.

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