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Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina

Updated: Apr 9

On a trip to Patagonia in Argentina, I flew from Ushuia to El Calafate.  There I rented a car to begin exploring this beautiful natural setting. One of my stops was at the Los Glaciares National Park where I viewed the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier.


Perito Moreno glacier

This was part of a larger Patagonia exploration trip which began at the most southern tip of South America and ended at the border with Brazil. As impressive as this glacier was to view, it was not the highlight of this trip. (See trip report https://www.kirkstravelstories.com/post/devil-s-throat-iguazu-falls)


One interesting fact about this glacier is that it is not losing mass over time. Despite global warming which is causing nearly every glacier in the world to retreat, this glacier is holding its own and some say it’s still growing.


Vastness of the Perito, Moreno glacier

The glacier is located east of the Andes (the west side of the Andes is Chile), and feeds into lake Argintino.


Perito Moreno glacier with mountain backdrop

This ice formation covers nearly 100 square miles and is about 20 miles long. An impressive natural structure!


Details of the Perito Moreno glacier

I was there during their summer month of December. It was still cold but bearable. Still had to wear my winter clothing.


Selfie with a Perito Moreno glacier

I try not to use too many words in these type of posts because the real story is told by the scenery:


The Perito Moreno glacier

Panoramic shot of the Perito Moreno glacier

I've included a couple short videos if you care to watch:




I hope you enjoyed!

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Roger Wells
Roger Wells
Jul 14, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Unbelievable

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Mike Wells
Mike Wells
Jul 13, 2023

Love the beautiful scenery in Argentina. It's amazing the story that you talk about the glacier. How some are shrinking at an alarming rate but this ones appears to be growing. Love following these journeys.

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Kirk
Kirk
Jul 13, 2023
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Thanks Mike.

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