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Mount Sidley

COVID-19 Update

September 25, 2020 ALE has now released our dates for the 2021–2022 season and we are working hard to make it our best season ever. Our rates are unchanged, with 2021-22 Experience prices the same as they were for 2020–21. We are busy working to re-schedule guests who had planned to travel in 2020–21 and [...]

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 [...]

In the Spotlight - Scott Woolums

Posted  04/29/15 in General Interest, Mount Sidley

We're not bragging when we say that ALE guides are some of the most experienced and talented guides around. Meet Scott Woolums, who has 30+ years of guiding experience under his belt, including seven Everest summits, 40+ Denali expeditions, and innumerable expeditions to other 'fun corners of the world.'

Vinson vs. Sidley - How do they compare?

Posted  11/19/14 in Mount Sidley, Mount Vinson

ALE Expedition Manager Steve Jones was interviewed by Explorersweb.com, comparing the climbing experience on Mount Vinson – Antarctica’s highest peak – to the less frequented and more remote Mount Sidley – Antarctica’s highest volcano. Click to read Steve’s interview

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