Posada El Barranco
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPosada El Barranco El Chalten
We stayed here only 1 night, but were very happy, with our room, the breakfast and especially the good hot shower.
No internet - only wi-fi - may be the only drawback.
Would recommend and would stay here again.
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... Glacier and the surrounding mountains and towers.
We spent allot of time at the lakes edge, watching the broken remnants of glacier calving float across the lake propelled by a constant breeze. Andrew threw numerous rocks aiming for far off pieces of floating ice but more than often missed them and then we'd suck on century old ice taken out of the lake. It had no taste but was very good.
The next morning I got up early to watch the sunrise, however ...
... and helmets. We then had to climb over the rocks to where they stored the crampons. This walk was very difficult as it was extremely winds and was blowing us over. I wonder what they deem as too windy as to not conduct the trip as it was truly windy today. We strapped on our crampons and headed onto the glacier. We learned that the Viedma glacier is about 30 kilometres until it mets the main part of the Patagonian ice ...
Was up pretty early just after 8 and was debating whether to go hiking or not as looking on internet looks like gonna rain most of day but figured not gonna do much else so may as well go. Looking at weather for Sunday looked similar so didn't matter which day I went. Tried to research buses online and read about puerto madryn but think decided will skip it as a long way to go just to potentially see killer whales. Waited for Wei to ...
... we hiked for about 15 minutes on the bedrock that was once covered by the glacier. It has retreated a lot. The glacier changes every day. The guides pointed out a fissure that had appeared in the past 3 days and apparently was getting wider every day. Walking on the ice was fairly easy as we were wearing crampons - metal teethy thingees that strap right onto your boots. Going up the ice, going down the ice….trust the crampons!
... further up to get a better vantage point. Incredible!!! I couldn’t stop taking photos! I arrived at the lake around noon-ish and enjoyed my lunch with the fantastic view in front of me before heading back the same way I had travelled.
I arrived back to town just before 3:30 - now that’s a full day of hiking!! And it’s just DAY 1. Hopefully my knees hold out. Although, when in doubt, pop a couple of Advil and keep moving!!!