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More than 20 years ago ANI made history by establishing a blue-ice runway at Patriot, now ALE has completed a four year process to assess and certify a new runway that will improve flight reliability. In the image Patriot Hills blue-ice runway where strong side winds caused many flight delays (click to enlarge)
Image by Correne Coetzer, SOURCE
[ALEs] new Union Glacier camp is located at the base of Mount Rossman, 8km from the runway. On landing, guests will be directed to a new heated passenger terminal, where they will pick up a shuttle service to the camp. In the image tiny dots of the previous camp at the foot of the Patriot Hills as seen from the Twin Otter (click to enlarge)
Image by Correne Coetzer, SOURCE
Three expeditions from Novolazarevskaya will be supported by Arctic Trucks from Iceland (click to enlarge)
courtesy Arctic Trucks, SOURCE

No more Patriot Hills: ALEs new runway and camp; and additions to the South Pole list

Posted: Nov 11, 2010 01:25 pm EST

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Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE) who is handling the logistics for expeditions flying in from Punta Arenas, Chile, will be operating from a new blue-ice runway and re-furbished camp at Union Glacier, 70km north-west of Patriot Hills. Also below some additions to the Antarctic expedition list. Here goes ALES press release:ALE opens new runway and campALE is pleased to announce the inauguration of our new blue-ice runway and re-furbished camp at Union Glacier (79° 45'S 083° 14'W), 70km north-west of Patriot...

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