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Today was the most amazing day of our trip so far and possibly ever! The Perito Moreno Glacier , Patagonia, perhaps an unbeatable landscape with the most breathtaking scenery. We were in absolute awe at this jaw-dropping 60metre tall & 250km2 gigantic glacier. We were so lucky to have a beautiful sunny cloudless sky and at the same time see the snowy peaks of the Andes and the forest in the ...
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No one was tempted to take a dip so we climbed back up to the horses and remounted. Another 2 hours riding back to the estancia a different way. We were able to trot when we wanted but galloping was discouraged as other horses would follow and some of the group had never ridden before.
We were back mid afternoon and some went in the pool which was home to many toads and the water was murky and also very, very cold.
Thursday 30th December Today was a full day visit to Perito Moreno Glacier. The Perito Moreno Glacier was formed when rivers of ice eroded, carving out large steep-sided valleys. The valleys were occupied by vast lakes with typical glacial-melt waters of a milky turqouise colour. Ths is from the minute powdered particles which are held in suspension. On the valleys´ slopes the woods established ...
Los Glaciares National Park is easily accesible from the small town of El Chalten and is supposedly one of the most beautiful places in Patagonia. We stayed here for two full days in cosy cabanas with hot running water, a bath and a bed. AKA Pure luxury. The first day of hiking through Los Glaciares was beautiful. Fitzroy dominating the skyline. Sheer grey mountain faces coated in snow and wedged ...
The granite spires of Argentina`s south, Fitzroy and Cerro Torre, are quite a disputed piece of land. Not only that south of Mt. Fitzroy - in the Southern icefield of patagonia - borders between Chile and Argentina aren`t defined yet. Also many rockclimbing myths rank around Cerro Torre. In 1959, Cesare Maestri claimed the first ascent of the beautiful spire - together with Toni Egger who died in an avalanche on the way down. But ...