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Big Moreno

   
 Estimated reading time: 1 min. Texts Karina Jozami   Photos Hielo y aventura
Perito Moreno Glacier

The Big Ice tour is a way of getting to see and admire the Perito Moreno Glacier. Not to be missed by adventurers.

There are more and more activities that let us get close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. The Big Ice excursion proposes to tour around and get deep into the fantastic ice mass, an alternative only suitable for the most adventurous and, obviously, for those who are physically fit, as it implies a long ice trek around several rocky areas, as well as the handling of harnesses.
    
As in the classic versions, the excursion leaves from “Bajo de las sombras” Port (Under the Shadows) early in the morning on board a craft that crosses the Rico Arm of Lake Argentino. After sailing for 15 minutes, the opposite shore is reached, where the mountain guides escort the group towards the place where the crampons are selected. At this point, a hike begins to approach the glacier in the area of the southern moraine until a spectacular vantage point is reached, an entrance gate to heaven.
Perito Moreno Glacier
This is where the true adventure begins. Having fastened their crampons and put on their harnesses, adventurers begin to explore the glacier from a different perspective and they discover blue lagoons, deep and alarming cracks, huge drains and caves. Dimensions become almost unreal when they find themselves inside the core of the Perito Moreno, one of the most fascinating glaciers in the world.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Along with expert guides who explain the characteristics of the ice and its surroundings, the inside of the glacier is toured for over 4 hours. A picnic is organized on the icy blanket and visitors sit down to recover their energy and be astonished at this surrealist scenery.
    
After this experience, you will not look at the Perito Moreno Glacier from the same point of view again.
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Recommendations
Due to the physical fitness required by this excursion, only people between 18 and 45 in good physical condition may hire it. Not suitable for pregnant women.
Wear sunglasses and sunscreen, comfortable warm clothes, hat, waterproof jacket, gloves, hiking boots, backpack, water bottle and lunch box, as lunch is not included.
 
Contact
Hielo y Aventura
Av. del Libertador 935 (9405) El Calafate - Santa Cruz - Argentina
Tel: +54 2902 49-2094  Tel/Fax: +54 2902 49-1053  
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Characteristics
Level of Difficulty
high
Duration
from 9am to 6pm approximately
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