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In the Spotlight - Scott Woolums

We're not bragging when we say that ANI 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.'

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The Geology of The Ellsworth Mountains

The glaciated and alpine topography of the Sentinel Range in the Ellsworth Mountains provides excellent climbing terrain for mountaineers with eight of the ten highest peaks in Antarctica being located here. While the majority of visitors to the area come to climb, this region of the continent has plenty to offer adventurers and geologists in alike.

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Imperial Inspiration

2015 marks the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Shackleton's story is one of the most celebrated survival stories of all time and continues to inspire modern day explorers.

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Tea or Cocoa? Fueling the Debate

With its hot, filling, rejuvenating qualities, cocoa has been an essential staple on all the major expeditions to the North and South Poles. Men would drink cup after cup of it as a bulwark against the morale and strength-sapping task of trudging across an icy, austere landscape. But explorers have not been unanimous in their opinion and preference for cocoa.

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New Highs on Vinson

2014-15 marks the busiest Antarctic season on record for Mount Vinson ascents.

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Russian Climbers Safe on Mount Vinson

Media reports that a group of Russian climbers were lost on Mount Vinson are incorrect. All climbers are safe and well and the group is in regular contact with Vinson Base Camp.

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2014-15 Expedition Update

It's January and the 2014 Ski South Pole expeditions are closing in on their goal. Here's a re-cap of who is on the trail and how they're doing...

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2014 Science News

Union Glacier hosts a melting pot of adventurers, explorers and scientists each season. We are excited to welcome research teams investigating a broad range of topics during the 2014-15 season. Learn more about the projects and fieldwork they'll be doing on the ice.

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In the Spotlight - Pachi Ibarra

One of Chile's top female mountaineers, Pachi has been guiding for over 15 years and the 2014-15 Antarctic season will be her 7th with ANI. Learn more about this accomplished mountaineer and her Antarctic experiences.

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Vinson Rundown

We've reached the half-way point in the climbing season on Mount Vinson and it's hard to believe the third group of guests are already on the mountain! We caught up with ANI Guide, David Hamilton, for a glimpse into the days ahead and what this group of climbers will experience on Vinson.

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