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What's in a Name?

Posted  11/17/20 in Antarctic History, General Interest

Have you ever wondered how a place or feature is named in Antarctica? Who decided to call it Elephants Head or Dronning Maud Land or the Sentinel Range? And does everyone agree on these names? History of Antarctic Naming Throughout history, people have named the places where they have lived and traveled. From countries and [...]

Ice Core Research and Climate Change Models

Professors Chris Fogwill and Chris Turney are in the news again, with a new study that highlights the crucial role that Antarctic sea ice plays in controlling global CO² levels. ARC Linkage Research Project ALE has a long association with the duo, providing logistic and financial support for fieldwork focused on changes in ice sheet [...]

In The Spotlight - Melanie Morrill

Posted  08/10/20 in General Interest

Name: Melanie Morrill Role: Salt Lake City Operations Manager 1st ALE Season: 2004 Nationality: USA What first brought you to work for ALE? Before ALE, I was working as a Travel Agent with Meetings & Incentives Groups. When ALE decided to base its headquarters in Utah I became the first employee and booking manager in Salt [...]

COVID-19 Update

September 25, 2020 ALE has now released our dates for the 2021–2022 season and we are working hard to make it our best season ever. Our rates are unchanged, with 2021-22 Experience prices the same as they were for 2020–21. We are busy working to re-schedule guests who had planned to travel in 2020–21 and [...]

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 [...]

2019 Antarctic Merchandise

Posted  12/11/19 in Camp Services, General Interest

Check out our new assortment of Antarctic merchandise for the 2019 season! These one of a kind keepsakes are exclusively sold at ALE’s Union Glacier Camp, so if you’re lucky enough to receive one, you’ll know it came all the way from the white continent. Purchases can be made using US cash and prices range [...]

The World's Southermost Marathon 2019

Posted  12/3/19 in General Interest

If you thought about running an Antarctic Ice Marathon you’re not the only one. The popular, once-in-a-lifetime race is sold out for the season and no doubt those who have secured their spot are brimming with excitement. The southernmost marathon takes place at 80° south, just a few hundred miles from the South Pole in [...]

Roger Easton & the Advent of GPS

These days it’s hard to imagine navigating around Antarctica – or indeed anywhere in the world – without Global Positioning System (GPS), but it wasn’t that long ago that Antarctic expeditions relied on the sun to navigate. The passing of Roger Easton (April 30, 1921 – May 8, 2014), the developer of GPS, got us [...]

2018 Antarctic Merchandise

Posted  11/10/18 in Camp Services, General Interest

Check out our new assortment of Antarctic merchandise for the 2018 season! These one of a kind keepsakes are exclusively sold at ALE’s Union Glacier Camp, so if you’re lucky enough to receive one, you’ll know it came all the way from the white continent. Purchases can be made using US cash and prices range [...]

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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