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Glacier Perito Moreno

Posted by on February 20, 2013

Glacier Perito Moreno

In the southern sector of this great Parque Nacional Los Glaciers is the spectacular sight of Glaciar Perito Moreno. It really is a white giant with its 5 kilometre front which rises 60 metres above the water .

overall view of the Glacier Perito Moreno

overall view of the glacier

Glacier perito moreno’s ice flows down and into the milky mineral rich waters of Lago Argentino, which is Argentina’s biggest lake. The most popular way to see the glacier is from the catwalks on Peninsula Magellanes 150 metres across Lago Argentina from the face of the glacier. This experience is really heightened when you hear a huge chunk of the ice breaking off the glacier’s face and tumbles into the water below it, (the Iceberg Channel ). We heard some small ones , but luckily we saw and heard one big piece breaking off, the sound is amazing especially when it hits the water, it sounded like a great roar of thunder.

Want some ice with that sir - Glacier Perito Moreno

Want some ice with that sir

We spent one whole afternoon just at this glacier alone , taking photographs from all different view point and angles, and as the sun moved the glacier looked different every couple of minutes .

In case you thought we had lost the hat.....

In case you thought we had lost the hat…..

Light coming through the ice looks amazing

Light coming through the ice looks amazing

blue and light.

blue and light.

A hint of scale for the glacier

A hint of scale for the glacier

The walkways are very extensive

The walkways are very extensive

 

Lago Roca

 

Also in this park is the hidden gem of Lago Roca where we parked up for two nights. It is a beautiful turquoise lake fringed with forests and is overlooked by snow peaks and from the top of the hiking trail here you can see Glacier Perito Moreno, Lago Argentina and the Torres del Paine mountain range in Chile. It really is a great spot to camp, quiet and peaceful especially midweek !! Camping here is free once you have bought a ticket for Glacier Perito Moreno.

Lago Roca camping. Superb views.

Lago Roca camping. Superb views.

Last few drinkies with Jurgen and Ruth, for now...

Last few drinkies with Jurgen and Ruth, for now…

2 Responses to Glacier Perito Moreno

  1. Lynda

    and the hat parties on with the Moggers! fantastic photos…… love the one of the both of you sitting admiring the view! such stressful lives you lead!

  2. wastedwords

    Fabulous to see these vast glaciers up close. The blue appearance is what got me when we were in NZ. The white water that flows from them and the grumbling as they move down to the valley, just fantastic. Pleased to see the hat continues to raise its head in so many fabulous and interesting places!
    I note that whilst you two sat enjoying the vista no beer was visible in the holders provided in the chairs. Very disappointing. Consider yourselves severely reprimanded. And the goodbye drinkies shot, only three hands and glasses visible. I’m now assuming with your ever increasing skills with the old Brownie that you took this shot with the aid of a delayed shutter release. That leaves Baldy AWOL. Would I be right in thinking he’s found out that the Hairy Bikers caught up with you again and is out laying traps?

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