Big Ice

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All about the Big Ice.

This unforgettable experience begins very early in the morning, at “Bajo de las Sombras” Port, after visiting the Glacier’s catwalks.  Once on-board,  participants cross the Rico Branch, and after 10 minutes they disembark on the west coast. From this point, the mountain guides lead the group even closer to the glacier to take the crampons and start the approximation crossing.

The path runs along the southern moraine of Perito Moreno glacier, and after an hour participants find a spectacular viewpoint, from where they will have access to the ice.

Once over the glacier and  with the crampons already put on, the world takes a new perspective: blue lagoons, deep crevasses, huge sinks, magical caves and the unique feeling of being in the centre of the glacier. Participants will always be accompanied by expert trained guides. During three hours and a half every corner of the most special glacier of the world is explored, while the guides invite to learn more about the ice and its environment.

Over a selected spot of this immense white blanket , a place of unparalleled beauty,  participants will  have  30 minutes for lunch (picnic is NOT INCLUDED).

Once back on the moraine, and after another hour of walking, the boat back to “civilization” is taken, after having  enjoyed one of the most spectacular ice trekkings  in the world.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Visit to Perito Moreno Glacier walkways
  • Crampons
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • National Park Entrance Ticket
  • Lunch box
Restrictions

Age

Due to the physical demand and the surface’s difficulty, this tour is only suitable for people in good physical conditions, aged from 18 to 50, considering that there will be a 6 hour-long trek over ice and scree.

Fitness

Participants should  consider that  the walk will be done slowly,  lasting about six hours. The kinds of terrain are varied and irregular with various difficulties, such as ice, forest and scree. Big Ice is not recommended for over-weighted people. It is EXCLUDING for pregnant women, people suffering illnesses with functional or organic risk during the hiking and people with disabling diseases in relation to coordination and motor skills.

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