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Feb 14, 2010 - Viedma Glacier

An optional extra today was to walk on a glacier. Dennis suggested that it was well worth the $110US and better to do here than in Perido Moreno our next destination. We took the ferry south from Pt Bahia to the point where the Viedma Glacier empties into Lago Viedma. As we arrived a section of the fast moving glacier “carved” off into the lake creating icebergs that we saw floating past us from the ferry. We clambered over stripped rocks dragged smooth by the glacier and put on crampons to walk on the ice. For over two hours we clambered...

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Jul 15, 2006 - Perito Moreno to see the Malcolm

After flying in we take a taxi to the tourist info office. Ther's a couple of hotel touts waiting to help us and we accept the offer of a cabana for 50 a night. Its not bad with double bed, bathroom, cable tv and even a kitchen. Heck - I might even let Liz cook tobnight. El Califate is a bit of a ghost town at this time of year. Most places are shuit for a 4 hour siesta but also many have taken the opportunityt iof refurbishing in teh low season. However, it does mean we ar eable to negotiat a good deal on a guideed bus trip and paying 72...

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Mar 14, 2006 - Moreno Glacier

The Moreno Glacier is to say the least very awesome it is a huge piece of ice that is sitting on a rock bed that is constantly moving and trying to block the river which it intersects. We unfortunatly missed out on the huge piece of ice breaking off that happened at 11pm the night before. But one of the guys did capture a video of a piece of ice breaking off. As we didn't get to the glacier till around 2pm we decided to stay as late as we could handle it (it was freezing and raining on and off all day). But due to us staying later we...

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Jan 8, 2005 - Treking - Fitz Roy range

Having obviously caught the trekking bug in Torres del Paine, Pieter and I headed straight back into Argentina and to El Chalten to do some day treks in the Fitz Roy range. We arrived at Chalten at 10:30pm with no accommodation booked and spend an hour or so wandering in the dark in gale force winds and rain trying to find a room, in the end the dollars came out and we took probably the most expensive room in town just to out of the rain. Again it was worth it as the trekking in the area was as usual spectacular. The first days walk was up...

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