Glacier Laguna Torre – Chalten – Argentina
In the Argentine Patagonia almost at the end of the world, in a town of 300 inhabitants called Chalten, you can visit glaciers in places that have very little human presence. The walk lasts about 6 hours from the village and you have to take everything to camp, since there is no support there.
To move there you have to take a plane to Buenos Aires (about 9 hours), another plane from Buenos Aires to Calafate (three hours more to the south). And finally in a vehicle (about four hours more) until chalten. All an adventure and an authentic Glacier at The End of the World
View of Cerro Torre and Torre Glacier You can not see the birth of the Glacier because it is more than 30 km from this place. hiking on the glacier is forbidden. There is no presence of park rangers and control authorities. It is a very aggressive and rugged place
The mountain on the right is called Cerro Saint Exupery. In homage to a French aviator pioneer of commercial flights in Patagonia in the decade of the 30s of the 20th century.
There is an iceberg floating in the lagoon, due to the glacier’s disconnection. This photo is taken in December, at the beginning of summer. At night temperatures reach 10 ° below zero in summer
The iceberg is present all year. In winter the lagoon freezes.
Frontal view of the glacier. as close as we could get. It can be noticed that the color of the ice is not white but BLUE. This is due to the compression of the ice mass during the journey from birth to the lake. The ice’s journey takes about 300 years. The river of ice can move one meter per day