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Return From the Antarctic Sabbatical

Posted  01/29/20 in Updates From The Field, Trips

SHARING CITIZEN SCIENCE FIRST HAND When individuals experience Antarctica for the first time it’s not uncommon for them to describe it as another planet, and in many ways they’re not far off. A mostly inhospitable place to humans – Antarctica is the only continent without an indigenous human population. But its sub-zero temperatures and remote [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

Roger Easton & the Advent of GPS

These days it’s hard to imagine navigating around Antarctica – or indeed anywhere in the world – without Global Positioning System (GPS), but it wasn’t that long ago that Antarctic expeditions relied on the sun to navigate. The passing of Roger Easton (April 30, 1921 – May 8, 2014), the developer of GPS, got us [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2016 South Pole Expeditions

The Antarctic summer draws a host of unique expeditioners to the white continent every year, each with their own objective and particular method of travel. 2016 is no exception and ALE is proud be the logistics provider for a diverse group of individuals and teams, most of whom aim to reach the Southernmost Point on [...]

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