Trekking in Patagonia Cybercasts

TEAM GUANACO VISITS THE PERITO MORENO GLACIER

Hi everybody!
Today, the team visited the Perito Moreno Glacier which is one of the most famous landmarks in Patagonia. They first went on a nautical safari to get a closer view of the south side of the glacier and then walked on the foot bridges from where they could see both sides of it. They could hear and see big chunks of ice plummeting into the waters of Lago Argentino.
The scale of the glacier was impressive. The glacier’ snout for example is as tall as the obelisk in Buenos Aires (221 feet).
Please take a look at the pictures below. We hope you enjoy them.
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All the best

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TEAM GUANACO VISITS THE GLACIER MUSEUM IN EL CALAFATE

Hi everyone!
Team Guanaco traveled back to El Calafate. They are all doing well. They visited the Glacier Museum and had a couple of cocktails in the Ice Bar section of it. They say that it felt a little cold but it was worth it. Please see attached pictures. Today they are visiting the Perito Moreno glacier, one of the most famous landmarks in Patagonia.
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TEAM GUANACO HIKES TO PLIEGUE TUMBADO LOOKOUT

Hello folks!
Today the team hiked to the Pliegue Tumbado lookout from where they had a beautiful 360 ° view: the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre massifs, the Patagonian steppe and Viedma lake. It rained during the descent but the team put their hard shells to good use returning to El Chalten mostly dry.
This was our last hike in El Chalten and tomorrow we are returning to El Calafate. We are all looking forward to visiting the Perito Moreno glacier.
Cheers!
More soon!

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TEAM GUANACO HIKES TO LAGUNA DE LOS TRES WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF FITZ ROY

Hi everyone! Today, Team Guanaco enjoyed another great hike. The weather was fantastic one more time. It does not get any better than this according to the guides. Big congrats to the team on completing the Laguna de los Tres Loop. Highlights of the day were the views of: Piedras Blancas Glacier, Laguna de los Tres, Laguna Sucia, Laguna Capri, Fitz Roy and the other peaks of this massif and a couple of Magellanic woodpeckers. The trekkers are doing well and having a good time in Patagonia! Thanks for following! All the best

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PERFECT HIKING DAY IN PATAGONIA FOR TEAM GUANACO!

Hello family and friends! Team Guanaco enjoyed a perfect day of hiking. The weather was fantastic. We hiked to Laguna Torre with great views of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy among other mountains. Our local guide Mariana joined the team for this hike and she shared his profound knowledge of this part of Patagonia with us. During the hike, we could see some of the fauna of this part of the world: a male Magellanic woodpecker with its crimson head and crest, condors and a couple of Huemuls, the south Andean deer. Once we get to Laguna Torre, we saw icebergs floating on the lake. In the evening, we celebrated LJ birthday by having a nice dinner in the finest restaurant in town. Happy Birthday LJ!!! Thanks for following! More soon. Team Guanaco signing off for now.

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TEAM “GUANACO” COMPLETES THE FIRST HIKE IN EL CHALTEN

Hi everyone! The team traveled from El Calafate to El Chalten this morning. We drove along the shores of Argentino Lake (which is the biggest fresh water lake in Argentina) and Viedma Lake. We could see Viedma Glacier in the distance and a few icebergs floating in the lake. The hikers could also see rheas (large birds related to ostriches) and guanacos (camelids native to southamerica) during the drive. After discussing the characteristics of the guanaco, it was chosen as our team name. Once in El Chalten, we hiked to the Condors and Eagles lookouts with great views of the little town and Viedma Lake. We could spot three condors nicely riding the thermals as well! The day ended with a nice dinner at La Tapera Restaurant. Team members say hi and send their best to families and friends. Thanks for following. More soon!

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THE “TREKKING IN PATAGONIA” TRIP GETS STARTED!

The trekkers are arriving today to the argentinian town of El Calafate so the trip is about to start. On the picture, taken a couple of days ago, you can see the sun-kissed emblematic spires of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. This is El Chalten’s iconic skyline. Fantastic! Wishing the Alpine Ascents hikers a great trek in Patagonia! More soon!

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