On January 16, 2017, Rick Thurmer, accompanied by ALE guides Maria “Pachi” Paz Ibarra, Victor Saunders, Seth Timpano and Todd Tumolo, made the sixth ascent of Mount Tyree, the second highest mountain in Antarctica at 15,919 ft (4852 m). The team climbed the peak via the Grand Couloir, which ascends the lower section of the [...]
Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that led to the rapid melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and a three metre rise in global sea levels. New research published in Nature Scientific Reports found that at the end of the last ice age, Antarctic ocean temperatures [...]
Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) debuted a new brand mark and website today, just before the start of its 30th Antarctic season. The new logo and website are part of a strategic initiative by ALE to consolidate its retail and wholesale divisions under one brand identity. The company will now offer its guided Antarctic experiences under [...]
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.
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.
Media reports that a group of Russian climbers were lost on Mount Vinson are incorrect. All climbers are safe and well and the group is in regular contact with Vinson Base Camp.
The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton, granddaughter of Sir Ernest Shackleton, flew to the interior of the Antarctic continent for the first time with ALE on December 13, 2014.
A final airdrop was made over Belgrano II station in Antarctica on February 15, successfully completing the annual re-supply. Nine flights were made over a two week period, delivering roughly 166 tonnes of cargo.