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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 [...]

Camp Improvements

Posted  07/27/15 in General Interest, Camp Services

We're always looking for ways to enhance our guests' experience in Antarctica. Since moving our main camp to Union Glacier in 2010, we've made major investments in infrastructure and equipment. The trend continues this season with three new structures, two major pieces of equipment, a new fleet of cross-country skis, and additional fat tire bikes.

In the Spotlight - Scott Woolums

Posted  04/29/15 in Mount Sidley, General Interest

We're not bragging when we say that ALE guides are some of the most experienced and talented guides around. Meet Scott Woolums, who has 30+ years of guiding experience under his belt, including seven Everest summits, 40+ Denali expeditions, and innumerable expeditions to other 'fun corners of the world.'

The Geology of The Ellsworth Mountains

The glaciated and alpine topography of the Sentinel Range in the Ellsworth Mountains provides excellent climbing terrain for mountaineers with eight of the ten highest peaks in Antarctica being located here. While the majority of visitors to the area come to climb, this region of the continent has plenty to offer adventurers and geologists in [...]

Imperial Inspiration

Posted  03/20/15 in General Interest, Expeditions

2015 marks the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Shackleton's story is one of the most celebrated survival stories of all time and continues to inspire modern day explorers.

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