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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!

David Beckham Plays Match on Union Glacier

Posted  11/11/15 in Press Release, General Interest

Football legend and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, flew to the interior of the Antarctic continent for an impromptu football match with ALE on November 10, 2015.

In the Spotlight - David Hamilton

Posted  09/1/15 in Mount Vinson, General Interest

ALE Mount Vinson Guide, David Hamilton, has 28 years of experience as a high altitude guide in all of the world’s major mountain ranges, with 25 expeditions to peaks over 7,500m and (almost) all the 7 summits 3 or more times.

In the Spotlight - Alan Homer

Posted  07/29/15 in General Interest, Overland Transport

Al may be the most elusive member of the ALE team and it took a bit of bribery to trick him into giving us an ‘interview’. Al works behind the scenes, overseeing ALE's mechanical services department and without him, Union Glacier Camp wouldn't run. So meet the man behind the machines - and be warned [...]

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