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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: 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 [...]

2019 Expedition Kick Off

The start of the 2019 Antarctic season takes off with a lot of excitement as each traveler begins their long anticipated expedition. Eight solo expeditions start off the Antarctic summer, carrying on the grand tradition of solo exploration. Some are returning from previous seasons, while others will take this journey for the first time. Each [...]

2018 Expeditions Review

The start of the 2018 Antarctic season experienced a long period of bad weather, with atypical, heavy snowfall. Most expeditions encountered poor visibility and challenging skiing conditions for the first weeks of their journeys. This unusual weather pattern seems to be associated with strong El Niño years and it certainly brought the worst conditions we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

100% Success for ALE Vinson Climbers

2015 marks another season with 100% success for ALE climbers on Antarctica's highest peak. 33 ALE guests traveled to Mount Vinson over five departures, from mid-November through late January. All reached the summit, together with a total of 16 ALE guides and rangers, many of whom made multiple ascents. Congratulations to everyone, especially to those [...]

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