Zenfolio | G. Pasternack Photography | Los Glaciares NP - Perito Moreno Glacier

Created 20-Jan-11
Modified 26-Jan-11
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At the Northeast edge of Torres del Pines, near El Calafate, Argentina, lies Los Glaciares National Park, and within it Perito Moreno Glacier.

The Glacier is large in size (97 sq mi, 19 mi in length) with an average height of 240 ft above the lake below. It is one of the few glaciers that is advancing, despite global warming.

A unique tourist feature of the Park is the system of "catwalks and platforms" that allow viewers access to the Glacier from top to bottom. Viewers wait in anticipation of a "calving" where a section of the Glacier, often the size a ten-story building, breaks free and drops into the lake below.