El Galpon del Glaciar
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Travel Blogs from El Calafate
... mud. It was very beautiful and serene first thing in the morning and so many birds! Some lovely wild land with lakes reflecting the scene.
We saw lots of birds... ummm some duck looking ones hanging about in the water, some eagley kinda ones flying around, some tiny sparrow looking fellas, some geese we think... and some flamingoes! They were pretty cool as we approached one of the lakes they were stood ...
... the lake. Literally a river of ice it towers 80 meters over the water and is over 20 kms long cutting through the sharply edged mountains.
A group of us go on a boat close enough to see the blue of the crevasses but retreat as a mini tsunami wave is created by large masses of the glacier cracking off like a rifle shot and plunging into the lake. On the land there is a new series of viewing ...
... dined like kings. Eventually it was time for bed and we parted, sadly but aware of the circumstances, tomorrow we would see each other again in the morning :)
I had a flight to catch, wow, so long since my last aircraft. I was excited to return to cities where I would be taken care of; food, a bed, maybe even clean cloths! Parted from Zohar, and then from my dear hosts, wishing them the best of luck and that hopefully, really hopefully we
... journey too.
We arrived in El Chalten (Argentina’s Trekking Capital) late at night and it was pretty much straight to bed for a good nights sleep. El Chalten is home to the Fitzroy Massif and is situated in the Los Glaciares National Park. The landscape is amazing – carved by the glaciers over many years it has huge granite peaks, lagoons, lakes, glaciers and anything else you could need. The trekking here is really well signposted and clearly marked so ...
... a boat to
get closer to the glacier. the tour went on with climbing the glacier.
to be able to walk on the glacier we got special equipment on our
hiking boots attached. for all three of us it was the first time on a
glacier. guided by nice tourguides we got special spots of the glacier
presented: like icecaves and small waterfalls. the ice hiking was very
enjoyable and ended with a whiskey on the rocks (the ice was directly
from the glacier).