Glacier Trekking in Patagonia

27 Mar

The main attraction from El Calafate, Argentina is the nearby glaciers. We visited Perito Moreno glacier for a full days’ hike. It was beautiful!

This particular glacier doesn’t move much, unlike some others around the world. In fact, it has only moved a couple hundred yards since the middle ages!

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This area used to be connected via ice bridge. On March 17, 1994 a huge rupture occurred and everything collapsed.

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Itinerary for the day: we did the Big Ice tour with Hielo y Aventura. Included a boat ride to the glacier.

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After a one hour hike, we got outfitted with crampons.

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They take some getting used to!

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So blue!

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One of these days we’ll post a video of how painstakingly slow Jeannie walked on the ice.

If you’re thinking about doing Mini Trekking or Big Ice, you can probably save your money and do mini trekking. Big Ice takes lots of energy! You do get to spend more time on the glacier so it depends on your personal preference. Happy glacier trekking!

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One Response to “Glacier Trekking in Patagonia”

  1. Shannon April 15, 2012 at 2:57 PM #

    Wow amazing shots. I usually avoid cold weather vacations but this looks so fun!

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