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Sep 24, 2006 - El Calafate and Moreno Glacier

El Calafate is the town one uses as the jumping off point to see the Perito Moreno glacier. Clearly, that is the only thing going on in this town. Luckily for the town, the glacier is stunning and well worth a visit. Moreno glacier is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonia Ice field which is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. The face of the glacier is 3 miles wide, with an average height of 180 feet above the surface of the water and a total ice depth of 500 feet. It advances at a speed of up to 6 feet per day,...

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Mar 16, 2005 - Argentina - El Calafate

A touristy, almost alpine town with loads of great resturants and bars and its good to be back in Argentina, where huge steaks fill your plate at an incredibly cheap price. We have been crossing the Chilean-Argentinian border with alarming frequency for an already full passport, creating a disorienting juggle of currency and guide book! St Patricks night was spent in an Irish bar...Ken you will be pleased to hear that it did serve Guiness...but we didn´t have long to enjoy ourselves, before the bar was raided and we were dismissed from our...

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Dec 20, 2004 - El Calafate

Landed in this wierd little town in Patagonia yesterday..... Patagonia is truly one of the most remote places on the planet....driving to the hostel from the airport, there is not a single living thing to be seen.....it is barren, desolate, and hostile I suppose if one is not prepared for it....but all that didnt bother me.... Its been such a great week of long nights, early risings and long treks in all sorts of weather that it finally caught up to me.......I was so tired when I landed that I pretty much checked in and went to sleep for...

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Oct 31, 2004 - El Chalten

Halloween The town of El Chalten was almost unnaturally quiet when we woke up at a not particularly early hour of 8am. The peace and quiet is something that still fills me with a sense of wonderment. So busy are we in our hectic lives, that the opportunity to sit or stand and listen to the silence just doesn't present itself very often. After breakfast we set out to find the pathway to the glacier. We took a slight detour of ten minutes walk to visit a very pretty little waterfall, passing through a meadow with horses grazing. There are...

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