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PRESS RELEASE: ANCIENT ANTARCTIC ICE MELT RESEARCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International Scientists Study West Antarctic Ice Sheet to Determine Effects of Ocean Warming and Future Outcomes 12 February 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah – Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) played an integral part in supporting research, led by UNSW Sydney, into mass melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet during the Last [...]

Return From the Antarctic Sabbatical

Posted  01/29/20 in Updates From The Field, Trips

SHARING CITIZEN SCIENCE FIRST HAND When individuals experience Antarctica for the first time it’s not uncommon for them to describe it as another planet, and in many ways they’re not far off. A mostly inhospitable place to humans – Antarctica is the only continent without an indigenous human population. But its sub-zero temperatures and remote [...]

2019 Expedition Updates. Who Reached the Pole

It’s another day in Antarctica: wide landscapes, extreme temperatures and ever changing weather on the home front. Nearing the end of the 2019 Antarctic season, we take a look back at the accomplishments of solo expeditions, world record seekers, and inspired group travelers who crossed the white desert by human powered determination, all culminating at [...]

PRESS RELEASE: FLIGHT OPERATIONS RESUME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chilean civil aviation authorizes flights to recommence. 20 December 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah — Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) have been authorized to recommence their flights to Union Glacier, Antarctica. ALE had to delay two flights while we worked with the Chilean General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) to address their concerns [...]

PRESS RELEASE: UPDATE ON FLIGHT DELAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The ALE team is working hard to meet Chilean civil aviation regulatory requirements. 20 December 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah — Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) has been working closely with the Chilean General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) to resolve the regulatory compliance issues they have identified. The issue relates to [...]

PRESS RELEASE: FLIGHT DELAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The ALE team is closely monitoring recent regulatory updates to civil aviation operations in Chile.  19 December 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah — Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) have been advised of a temporary delay to their intercontinental flight operations due to a documentation review by Chile’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation [...]

Non-native Species: A Threat to Antarctica

The introduction of non-native species is a priority conservation concern among Antarctic Treaty countries, and one we share at ALE. Non-native species are one of several major threats to biodiversity – globally and in the Antarctic. They have already profoundly transformed the biodiversity of many sub-Antarctic islands and are increasing on the Antarctic continent itself. [...]

ALE Partner Nick Lewis Co-Authors Paper with Simon Abrahams & NASA Scientists on Permafrost at Elephant Head

Posted  08/7/19 in Updates From The Field, Science

A recent collaboration brought together the NASA Ames Research Center and Christopher P McKay, Edward Balaban, Simon Abraham and ALE partner Nick Lewis that produced a paper on Antarctica's permafrost. This permafrost is found on Mars and in the Ellsworth Mountains, close to ALE's action packed adventures. That's worth knowing about.

ALE's 2nd Summit of Mount Tyree

On January 14, 2019, Takayasu Semba, along with ALE guides Sam Hennessey, Nate Opp, Victor Saunders, and Seth Timpano, stood on the summit of Mount Tyree; Antarctica’s second highest peak standing at 15,919 ft (4852m). This was the 7th overall ascent and only the 2nd time that Mount Tyree has been guided. Stable weather out [...]

2017 Expeditions Review

The 2017 Antarctic summer saw an impressive array of expeditions aiming to travel farther, travel faster, or travel more creatively. Some teams saw success while others were met with challenges, poor weather, and time constraints. As Leo Houlding wrote this season “Nothing is easy out here!”. Despite the difficulty of the journey, all of the [...]

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