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History

Union Glacier is located in the Heritage Range amongst the Ellsworth Mountains, 700 nautical miles from the South Pole.  These mountains are the highest in Antarctica and includes the continent’s highest Vinson Massif (4,892m). The mountains were discovered on November 23, 1935, by Lincoln Ellsworth on a trans-Antarctic flight, and he named them the Sentinel Range.

The Canadian company Adventure Network International (ANI) opened up this area to private expeditions and operated regular flights to its summer camp at Patriot Hills from 1985.  In 2003/2004 they withdrew their Antarctic operations and Antarctica Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) stepped in. ALE is run by some of the same people that initially started ANI back in the 1980s and they now use a new camp at Union Glacier as their base to operate from in Antarctica.

The terrain and climbing in the area is varied with routes ranging from easy to technical levels.  Under the leadership of experienced Antarctic guides, climbers of varying levels of experience can safely undertake the expedition. 

While ALE will supply our transport to and from Antarctica, Adventure Consultants will provide all the leadership, guiding staff and team equipment necessary for the expedition.

Equipment

A full clothing and equipment checklist will be sent to all expedition members, once their booking is confirmed.  Our Equipment Co-ordinator will be available prior to the trip to provide advice and discuss individual equipment questions. 

Food

Our expeditions are renowned for the quality of the food and your guides cooking expertise will be legendary. Members will be expected to assist with cooking tasks. We bring a variety of foods and snacks to cater to most tastes however if you have a favourite snack food / treat for on the mountain, we highly recommend you bring a small supply along with you. Snack food for the climbing days will be sorted in Punta Arenas before you depart and you will carry that for the expedition. Other snack food will be available for days when not on the mountain.

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31 May -  Last night our Nepali Staff were stoked to have cleared the mountain.......

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