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Amundsen and Scott Reflections

Posted  10/18/11 in General Interest

October 19th 1911. Scott bides his time at Cape Evans, his South Pole departure set for November 1. Amundsen is ready to set-off as soon as the ‘storms and gales’ abate. The race to the Pole is about to begin… A century later the triumph and tragedy of Amundsen and Scott still fascinate and inspire [...]

2011 Expeditions

Posted  10/11/11 in General Interest, Expeditions

South Pole expedition fever is high! 2011 marks the centenary of Amundsen’s and Scott’s expeditions to the South Pole. Historic events are top-of-mind and we are proud to support a number of Centenary expeditions. Many expeditions plan to arrive at the Pole either for Amundsen’s or Scott’s Centenary celebrations, paying homage to the courage and [...]

Traces of Antarctica

If the word ‘history’ makes your eyelids droop, then think again…A new historic walking circuit in Punta Arenas, Chile brings to life the stories of Antarctic explorers and the role of Punta Arenas as Gateway to Antarctica. For Shackleton Fans

ALE’s Experiences of Inland Traverses

Posted  07/29/11 in Press Release, Overland Transport

ALE presented a Poster Paper and attended a workshop on Inland Traverses in Antarctica, hosted by the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) in Stockholm on July 31, 2011. Antarctic traverses are undertaken by many nations and there is a growing interest by other countries who wish to develop their capability in this area. [...]

New Lake Ellsworth Website

Posted  07/14/11 in General Interest, Science

The Sub-glacial Lake Ellsworth Consortium have launched a new website for the Lake Ellsworth drilling project. www.ellsworth.org.uk The website gives a great overview of the project, which will look for life in Antarctic sub-glacial lakes. There are sections on science goals; engineering and logistics challenges; and how the environment will be protected. The site also [...]

ALE welcomes Stephanie Taylor

Posted  06/13/11 in Press Release

Stephanie Taylor has worked in the travel industry for 15 years – and has loved every minute of it. Stephanie joins our Salt Lake City office as Client Services Manager, where her main focus will be working with guests and travel agents. Stephanie graduated with a degree in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality and has extensive [...]

ALE named primary logistics provider

Posted  05/1/11 in Press Release, Science

ALE has been named as the primary logistics provider for a major scientific undertaking in West Antarctica. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office recently published a Draft Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation of the proposed exploration of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth. This project has two main aims: to determine the presence of life in an Antarctic subglacial lake; and [...]

Amundsen and Scott Centenaries

Posted  04/13/11 in General Interest

It’s been 100 years since Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott raced to the South Pole. 2011-12 marks the 100 year anniversary of Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott’s arrival at the South Pole. Their heroic exploits captured the imagination of a generation and opened up the interior of Antarctica to the world. Don’t miss [...]

ALE Supports Antarctic Science

Posted  04/3/11 in General Interest, Science

Scientists from the Centro de Estudios Cientificos, of Valdivia Chile, continued glacier flow rate and bedrock studies in the Ellsworth Mountains, using ground penetrating radar. During their 2010 fieldwork they extended our knowledge of sub-glacial lakes near Lake Ellsworth. We were pleased to once again host a team from the National Science Foundation’s POLENET project. The [...]

2010 Wrap Up - A Season of Firsts

Posted  03/9/11 in Trip Report

2010 topped the list of ‘Firsts’, even for ALE. Our first big news was the move from our long-time base at Patriot Hills to start the season at a new location on Union Glacier. The new camp setting is spectacular and our new, specially adapted passenger vans have opened up possibilities for scenic tours and [...]

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