The Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier, a 250 square kilometer ice formation

Leanne Glacier Trekking

We spent two nights in El Calafate with the primary purpose of visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier before heading into Chile to stay in Torres del Paine national park. The Perito Moreno Glacier is impressive for many reasons. It is one of the few glaciers that is not receeding and it is stands an average of 74 meters out of the water and is five km wide at the end. We took a boat to the base of the glacier before docking beside it and we saw a number of ice calvings during the visit. Leanne and I had ice crampons strapped to our shoes so we could walk on top of this formation. We had a magnificent day walking on clear blue ice, exploring crevasses, and we finished it off drinking scotch chilled on ice broken off the glacier.

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