Due to the level of difficulty and effort required, this activity is suitable for people from 8 to 65 years old. It is EXCLUDING for over-weighted people; pregnant women; people suffering any type or degree of physical or mental disability affecting their attention, movement and/or coordination; people suffering peripheral or central cardiovascular diseases, with diminished heart or vascular capacity; people having stent, heart pacemaker or any other prostheses (for instance, people on blood thinning medication, varicose veins III degree –characterized for being thick and numerous- cardiac arrhythmia); people suffering illnesses causing respiratory impairment (COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc.).
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Departing from “Bajo las Sombras” Port, located 6km before reaching Perito Moreno Glacier’s catwalks, the ship crosses Rico Canal. After 20 minutes sailing direction De los Tempanos Canal and Perito Moreno Glacier’s Southern wall, the group disembarks on a rocky promontory where it will be received by experienced guides. After a short trek, participants arrive to a shelter where they are subdivided in groups of about 10 people, each one with its own guide.
A walk by the lake is started and, on the first stop, the guide delivers a talk about glaciers, to introduce the group into the forward experience.
Participants will receive information about the region’s general fauna, flora and glaciology, as well as the particular phenomenon that affects Perito Moreno Glacier, eventually producing its breaking.
The walk continues until getting to the crampons room, where the guides give participants their own crampons, explaining them how they should move over the ice.
The circuit over the glacier lasts 2 hours and it appreciates different formations over the ice as crevasses, seracs, sinks, small lagoons, etc.
The walk is moderate, done over uneven but firm and safe ice.
Once the walk has finished, a path through the amazing Magellanic forest will lead back to the shelter.
Back at the port, a navigation to approach to the glacier’s wall begins, allowing participants to have a different perspective of it.
The program includes a 45-minute-long visit to the Glacier’s catwalks.
- Visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier walkways
- Crampons for Ice Trekking
- National Park Entrance Ticket
- Lunch box