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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 [...]

Service with a Shiva Twist

Posted  04/19/16 in General Interest

Olivia is one of the first people our Antarctic guests meet upon arrival in Punta Arenas. When she's not breaking glacial ice to serve up pisco sours, she's leading ALE's Guest Services team in Chile to make sure all goes according to plan.

10 Things to Know about the Ilyushin-76TD

Posted  04/13/16 in General Interest, Services, Air Transport

Did you know the IL-76 has two flight decks or that school bus can fit inside it? Learn more about this amazing aircraft and how it's used in Antarctica.

A Tribute to John Splettstoesser

Posted  02/1/16 in General Interest

It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of John Splettstoesser - geologist, polar scientist, devoted Antarctican, and long-time friend of ALE - at age 82.

100% Success for ALE Vinson Climbers

2015 marks another season with 100% success for ALE climbers on Antarctica's highest peak. 33 ALE guests traveled to Mount Vinson over five departures, from mid-November through late January. All reached the summit, together with a total of 16 ALE guides and rangers, many of whom made multiple ascents. Congratulations to everyone, especially to those [...]

Henry Worsley

Posted  01/24/16 in Press Release, Expeditions

It is with great sadness that we report that polar expeditioner Henry Worsley died at a hospital in Punta Arenas, Chile yesterday after complications caused by bacterial peritonitis. Henry returned from Antarctica on January 23 after nearly completing his Shackleton Solo Expedition.

In the Spotlight - Carl Alvey

Carl first came to Antarctica as a guest in 2004, on a student Ski Last Degree expedition. He fell in love with the wide open spaces, the cold, the remoteness and of course the adventure. Since then, he keeps finding a way to get back to the ice each season.

2015 Expedition Line-up - Inspired by Shackleton

Posted  11/22/15 in General Interest, Expeditions

This season, six expeditions will ‘...go to the region of ice and snow...’, each hoping to reach the South Pole – or perhaps beyond – and challenge themselves along the way.

Antarctic Apparel

Posted  11/17/15 in General Interest

You asked for it and we listened! We’re proud to introduce our first run of Antarctic merchandise for the 2015 season!

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