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COVID-19 Update

September 03, 2020 To our guests and colleagues: We regret to announce that after careful deliberation of the issues and uncertainty from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our 2020–21 Antarctic season. We share your disappointment at this news and realize it is a set-back to many of you, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ALE PRESS RELEASE: FINAL 5 FOR ANTARCTIC SABBATICAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This Talented Team Will Bring Invaluable Skills, Perspective and Enthusiasm to Participate in Research about Micro Plastics and Ongoing Polar Protection Salt Lake City, Utah November 2019 – An expert panel reviewed tens of thousands of applications who submitted to be part of the Airbnb Antarctic Sabbatical, in partnership with the Ocean [...]

ALE PRESS RELEASE: ANTARCTIC SABBATICAL

Airbnb announced they are funding a research sabbatical in the heart of Antarctica. Led by Antarctic scientist and passionate biogeochemist Kirstie Jones–Williams, five people will join an expedition to explore the impact of humans on Earth’s remotest regions. These five participants will be carefully chosen by Airbnb’s expert team and trained in Chile for an [...]

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 [...]

ALE Summits Mount Tyree

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 [...]

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