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The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in Argentina, between 47 ° and 51 ° South latitude, born of Southern Patagonian Ice Field, shared by Argentina and Chile. It extends over the South Arm of Lake Argentino, with a front five kilometers long and two hundred feet high. Christened named in honor of Francisco Moreno Argentina creator Scientific Society and an active explorer of the southern part of that country, is one of the largest reserves of fresh water in the world.

One of the most impressive glaciers in the world, and has been considered the eighth wonder of the spectacular views it offers. Located in an area surrounded by forests and mountains, is within the Los Glaciares National Park, created in 1937 in Santa Cruz Province in southern Argentina. This park, 724,000 ha, has a total of 356 glaciers.

In its dam the waters of advancing Brazo Rico of Lake Argentino, which level rise that reaches up to 30 meters above Lake Argentino, putting pressure on the ice. First, a tunnel is created with a vault of more than 50 meters by the waters of Brazo Rico down to the Lago Argentino. Erosion caused by water eventually causes the collapse of the dome, one of the most impressive spectacles that can be witnessed. The process was repeated over irregular intervals: the last break, which began production on July 4 and ended on July 9, 2008 (11:15 local time), only two years after the previous (March 2006). However, the 2004 rupture occurred after 16 years (February 1988), when the difference in water level between the canal and the icebergs Rico arm reached 30 m. Tourists can enjoy this show just 400 m away, in specially created for observation.



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From Calafate, we hired an agency to make a LITTLE to hike on the glacier. First we were taken by jeep from the Rico arm Calafate, Glacier, Lake Argentino inside. AFTER & eacute; s in a stately barge moved us to the place of beginning of the walk through the woods rather hopefully. The color of the lake, that icy blue, white, milky i reminded us that est & aacute; Bamos in a lake from a Glacier. Entering and on the glacier, put crampons i start walking in c & iacute;. Circle

Awesome, no m & aacute; s, I have no words. The Perito Moreno glacier is such a beast nature, so overwhelming, that stay with your mouth open.


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