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COVID-19 Update

September 03, 2020 To our guests and colleagues: We regret to announce that after careful deliberation of the issues and uncertainty from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our 2020–21 Antarctic season. We share your disappointment at this news and realize it is a set-back to many of you, [...]

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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