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 .
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.
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 .
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.