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2014-15 Expedition Update

It’s January and the 2014 Antarctic Ski South Pole expeditions are closing in on their goal. Here’s a re-cap of who is on the trail and how they’re doing… Route: Novolazarevskaya – Pole of Inaccessibility – South Pole – Hercules Inlet Skier: Frédéric Dion (Canada), Solo Frédéric has completed his epic, solo Antarctic crossing. He arrived [...]

Vinson Rundown

We've reached the half-way point in the climbing season on Mount Vinson and it's hard to believe the third group of guests are already on the mountain! We caught up with ALE Guide, David Hamilton, for a glimpse into the days ahead and what this group of climbers will experience on Vinson.

Alexandra Shackleton Visits Union Glacier

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.

2014-15 South Pole Expedition Lineup

Seven unique expeditions are en route to the South Pole this Antarctic season. We'll be following their journeys and look forward to hosting all of them at Union Glacier upon completion of their ultimate goals.

2013 Vinson Wrap-up 100% Success

Another season with 100% success for ALE climbers on Antarctica’s highest peak. Our Vinson Wrap-up includes all the ALE season highlights.

2013 Expedition Wrap-up

As the Antarctic season draws to a close, we congratulate all twelve of the 2013 South Pole expeditions supported by ALE and celebrate their achievements.

The Far Side - Exploring the Larson Valley

ALE owner, Nick Lewis, spent hours poring over maps and aerial photographs, searching for a route across the head of the Larson Valley, to access ‘the far side’ of Mount Sporli. An exploratory expedition to the area revealed more climbing and ski terrain than he could have imagined.

Topping Out on Mount Vinson...again

ALE has completed another 100% successful expedition on Mount Vinson. All nine guests on our V2 Experience summited, together with three ALE guides on 13th December.

2013 Antarctic Marathon Results

Posted  11/21/13 in General Interest, Trip Report

Congratulations to all the 2013 Antarctic Ice Marathon participants! Petr Vabrousek (CZE) won the men's race and set a new Antarctic Ice Marathon record of 3:34.47 hrs. Top women's finisher was Fiona Oakes (GBR) with a record time of 4:20.02.

History Repeating

Ralf Laier’s thirst for making first ascents in the Ellsworth Mountains is undiminished! In 2011, Laier made 10 first ascents with his ALE guides. In 2012 he returned for more… Laier, an ALE guest, continued his 2011 quest for adventure by making the first ascents of Mount Allen (3430m), Mount Liptak (3052m) and Robinson Peak (2040m) in 2012. [...]

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