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COVID-19 Update

June 30, 2020 This is our second letter to guests and agents and we would like to inform you of changes we have made to our standard Terms and Conditions in light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. In our first letter, we outlined changes we have made to the length of the season. This letter [...]

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 Mount Sidley, General Interest

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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