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... back from the face of the glacier. As the sunshine broke through, we sat, watched, ate, dozed and strolled around the site, observing big chunks of ice crashing into the turquoise lake below. It is a truly incredible natural phenomenon, but after three hours, we felt ourselves fading with tiredness (Nadine can barely walk with her chest), and we shamefully headed for the cafe for a bottle of wine before catching the bus home. We had heard of a restaurant in town described ...
... at the front of the group with Diego because that is how you see and learn the most on these things. You also can conveniently get the other solo traveller behind you who is a keen photographer to take pics of you and you know they will be reasonable. Just before the glacier we were each fitted with a set of crampons. Diego said the number 1 rule when wearing them is that your left foot must never touch your right. If it does your feet will get stuck together and ...
... you are welcome to take one of the extended glacier walk tours - no matter how unfit, obese or infirmed. But if you are a day older you are obviously totally incapable.
At least I was still young enough to undertake the 90 minute walk. Over 60s on the other hand need not apply. Enough whinging. The experience was a-mazing!
We started with a cruise across the ice fed lake to reach our access point for our glacier ascent. After fitting the ...
... Our tents, new ones, were all set up waiting for us. After laying out the sleeping bags and mats, most of us did a walk up the valley against a furious headwind. We were rewarded with great views of the Marconi Glacier and the edge of the Southern Ice Field, the third biggest ice field in the world. We then headed up the Pollone Valley to the Pollone Lake with Mt Fitz Roy north face above it and the Fitz Roy ...
... to the face.
And that wasn't particularly close because what seemed like little pieces of ice falling down were actually the size of cars. When they hit the water they can split and throw 'smaller' pieces hundreds of metres away from the glacier. Thirty eight foolhardy people, who went closer to the glacier than allowed, have actually paid with their life when hit by these 'smaller' pieces. We were lucky enough to see a couple of ...