Glacier Rupture on the way in Calafate, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier Calafate Argentina

A natural phenomenon in Patagonia whereby the build up of ice on the Perito Moreno Glacier forms and the process can take anything from a year up to a decade. The last rupture was in July 2008 and it looks set to happen shortly. Locals say when this happens one side of the lake Argentino floods and the glacier then retreats only to start the process once again.   In contrast to most other glaciers around the world it is said to be one of the few glaciers still active and not retreating. 

Visit now to see this incredible natural spectacular event.  Contact Emma for more details or to arrange a trip to Argentina on 01285 885333. 

Emma has been lucky enough to take a boat to the base of this majestic glacier, trek with crampons for 5 hours and also to witness chunks of ice breaking off this majestic heavily-crevassed glacial front which is some 3km’s wide and up to the equivalent of 20 storeys high! 

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