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).
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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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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.
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
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.
As we expect from Alpine Ascents, the quality of the accommodations and guides was exceptional. Clearly Jose Luis is a very experienced expedition climbing guide. The local guides (Rodigo, Roberto, and Jonas) were all very knowledgeable about local fauna, flora and geology. They were great.