2021 Expedition Round-up

The 2021 Antarctic season was one of the most challenging in ALE’s history, with an ongoing pandemic, disparate and changing travel regulations, and incredibly challenging Antarctic weather conditions. Despite this, an intrepid group of Antarctic expeditions set their sights on the South Pole and beyond. Here is a round-up of the 2021 season expeditions. The [...]

What's in a Name?

Posted  11/17/20 in Antarctic History, General Interest

Have you ever wondered how a place or feature is named in Antarctica? Who decided to call it Elephants Head or Dronning Maud Land or the Sentinel Range? And does everyone agree on these names? History of Antarctic Naming Throughout history, people have named the places where they have lived and traveled. From countries and [...]

In The Spotlight - Melanie Morrill

Posted  08/10/20 in General Interest

Name: Melanie Morrill Role: Salt Lake City Operations Manager 1st ALE Season: 2004 Nationality: USA What first brought you to work for ALE? Before ALE, I was working as a Travel Agent with Meetings & Incentives Groups. When ALE decided to base its headquarters in Utah I became the first employee and booking manager in Salt [...]

Return From the Antarctic Sabbatical

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

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 [...]

PRESS RELEASE: FLIGHT DELAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The ALE team is closely monitoring recent regulatory updates to civil aviation operations in Chile.  19 December 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah — Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) have been advised of a temporary delay to their intercontinental flight operations due to a documentation review by Chile’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation [...]

2019 Antarctic Merchandise

Posted  12/11/19 in Camp Services, General Interest

Check out our new assortment of Antarctic merchandise for the 2019 season! These one of a kind keepsakes are exclusively sold at ALE’s Union Glacier Camp, so if you’re lucky enough to receive one, you’ll know it came all the way from the white continent. Purchases can be made using US cash and prices range [...]

The World's Southermost Marathon 2019

Posted  12/3/19 in General Interest

If you thought about running an Antarctic Ice Marathon you’re not the only one. The popular, once-in-a-lifetime race is sold out for the season and no doubt those who have secured their spot are brimming with excitement. The southernmost marathon takes place at 80° south, just a few hundred miles from the South Pole in [...]

ALE PRESS RELEASE: FINAL 5 FOR ANTARCTIC SABBATICAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This Talented Team Will Bring Invaluable Skills, Perspective and Enthusiasm to Participate in Research about Micro Plastics and Ongoing Polar Protection Salt Lake City, Utah November 2019 – An expert panel reviewed tens of thousands of applications who submitted to be part of the Airbnb Antarctic Sabbatical, in partnership with the Ocean [...]

ALE PRESS RELEASE: ANTARCTIC SABBATICAL

Airbnb announced they are funding a research sabbatical in the heart of Antarctica. Led by Antarctic scientist and passionate biogeochemist Kirstie Jones–Williams, five people will join an expedition to explore the impact of humans on Earth’s remotest regions. These five participants will be carefully chosen by Airbnb’s expert team and trained in Chile for an [...]

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 [...]

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