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Perito Moreno

El Calafate

We went to El Calafate to see the Perito Moreno glacier in the Southern Patagonian ice fields where we ate lunch on a rock in front of the monstrous wall of ice. We met a British guy named Kevin who we convinced to follow us through Patagonia.

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The highlight of the day and quite possibly the trip so far was strapping spiky crampons on our feet and trekking on the glacier.
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We climbed single file up the blinding white ice.

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The glacier had beautiful turquoise fissures and crevices. We refreshed our selves drinking the purest water. At the end of the trek we enjoyed a whisky "on the rocks".

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We followed the path to see the spectacular views of the front wall of the glacier. You can here thunderous cracks as pieces of the glacier tumble into the water. Perito Moreno is one of the few glaciers in the world that advances as much as it retreats.

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Posted by jackiekslp 08:09

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