Welcome to the Ellsworth Mountains Project


The Antarctic Ellsworth Mountains are one of the worlds most remarkable and remote ‘adventure playgrounds’, attracting some of the most adventurous climbers, explorers and travellers on the planet. Over the last 25 years, Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE) has made it possible to access this unique location, providing the spring board for some of the most remarkable adventures in Antarctic history. In addition to providing unparalleled support for adventure tourism in the region, ALE has been an enthusiastic supporter of Antarctic science.


With this in mind, ALE are partners in a five-year funded Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project formulated and led by Chris Fogwill and Chris Turney  from The University of New South Wales (UNSW) to explore the long term climate and glacial history of the Ellsworth Mountains. This website is designed to give a taste of the work being undertaken and the extraordinary insights this region is providing into understanding past, present and future global environmental change.