Katie's Live and Unleashed 05/06 Worldwide Tour travel blog

Typical unsealed road

Perito Moreno Glacier

South face of Perito Moreno Glacier

Me there

Our boat trip to view the glacier face

Firebush (Notro in Spanish)

Periot Moreno Glacier - South face

Icebergs

Viewing platform

Moreno Glacier some more

Janine & Lynne

Location of the collapsed bridge of 2004

Ice field surface

Collapsed bridge location

Album cover 3

Splash!


The reason for coming here is to view Perito Moreno Glacier. This glacier was one of the few advancing glaciers in the world, but now is static. We believed that we had signed up for a boat trip to see the face, which it partially was, for 25 mins, the remainder of the day we took a very slow walk along the western side of the lake in-front of the south face and viewed the glacier from all 5 viewing platforms.

The glacier is 40-60m tall above water level. The submerged ice moves at a rate of 30cm a day, but due to reduced friction at the top, the upper section moves 2m daily and consequently large blokes of ice often fall off splashing into the water - this was the excitement we all waited for!!



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