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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 [...]

50 Years of Antarctic Mountaineering

The 2016 Antarctic season marks 50 years since the first ascent of the continent’s four highest peaks by the American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition (AAME). Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest peak at 16,050 ft (4892 m), was first summited on December 18, 1966 by AAME expedition members, Pete Schoening, Bill Long, John Evans, and Barry Corbet. Despite [...]

Summer Polar Bootcamp

ALE Travel Safety Manager, Seth Timpano, attended a week-long Bootcamp in July 2014. But instead of marching drills and push-ups, this Bootcamp focused on satellite imagery in the Polar Regions. We asked Seth about the course and how it could apply to his work in Antarctica.

In the Spotlight - Simon Abrahams

IFMGA guide, Simon Abrahams, first traveled to Antarctica more than 20 years ago and is as at home on the peaks of Chamonix, as he is bagging first ascents in Antarctica's Ellsworth Mountains.

In the Spotlight - Seth Timpano

Name: Seth Timpano Role: Travel Safety Manager 1st ALE Season: 2010 Nationality: USA Why did you want to work in the Antarctic? What was the attraction? Antarctica is one of the most extreme and remote places on the planet. It has endless potential for adventure and a unique beauty that is unsurpassed. It always has, and [...]

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