Perito Moreno Glacier

March 9, 2012 by Karen

Perito Moreno Glacier

Yesterday we went on a mini trekking tour to Perito Moreno glacier with Hielo & Aventura

We did not even leave the bus to pay the national park entrance fee. At first we though this was a bit lazy but it is probably so you can’t escape the $100 peso entrance fee!

Our first stop was at the viewing balconies.

They say the water caused the great rupture but we know better!

Next we boarded a boat to take us to the south face of the glacier.
After a quick bite of lunch we began our amazing trek on the glacier.
There was a surprise at the end of the trek!
Whiskey on ice on ice! This one is for you Jeffrey Watson!
  • One of only three Patagonian glaciers that is not retreating
  • 5 km wide with an average height of 60 m
  • Greatest depth reaching 700 m
  • Covers 250 sq km and measures 30 km in length
  • The middle of the glacier moves 2 m every day
  • The part we trekked on moves about 15 cm each day
  • The Patagonian ice field is the third largest in the world behind Antarctica and Greenland.

We celebrated a fantastic day with a bottle of wine and some Patagonian lamb on our return to El Calafate.

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