Fantastic Perito Moreno Glacier

We spent a day in El Calafate to have a well-earned break, unwind and recover from our climb.  We however couldn’t leave Calafate without seeing the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier 80km away, and took the bus out there in the morning.

Now I’ve seen a lot of glaciers in my time, but this one was DEFINITELY a stand-out!  It was huuuuuge, spilling down from the Ice Cap to the west and something like 3km wide at its front.  The face itself stood over 50m high above the lake, which was filled with ice bergs that had broken off from the glacier, and the colour of the ice was a deep and ethereal blue.  The whole thing was incredibly dynamic as well: every minute or so some pieces of ice, most small but sometimes large, fell off the glacier and into the icy lake.  To top it off you get to enjoy this spectacle just some hundred metres or so away on a peninsula that nudges the front edge of the glacier.  Awesome!!!

A huge chunk of ice falls off the glacier and into the lake.

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Me with lots of ice.                                More ice.

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The fellas, just happy to be warm and dry for once…


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