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Up close and personal with the Perito Moreno Glacier

Greetings from Argentina…wish you were here!

Photo taken in November 2009 during a full-day visit and ice trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina.

A visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier, located about 78 km/48 miles from El Calafate in the Los Glaciares National Park (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981) is one of the most spectacular and unforgettable experiences in all of Patagonia.  Known as one of the few still advancing glaciers on Earth, Perito Moreno is also one of the most unique tourist destinations in all of Argentina.  The magnificent, massive glacier measuring approximately 250 km2/97 square miles and 30 km/19 miles in length is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field  (the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water).   It’s massive size (a true beast of a glacier) is so incredibly amazing that many people are completely awe-struck and taken aback by its magnificence.    It is truly a wonder of this magnificent, unbelievable Earth.

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  1. It is definitely an unforgettable experience – especially watching giant masses of ice break off and crash into the water below – and unless you visit you can never really appreciate how vast it is!

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