Walking on a glacier is an amazing experience and doing it in one of the most rugged parts of Argentina with snow covered mountains during the Argentine spring highlighted the sheer natural beauty of this UNESCO World heritage listed national park. The Perito Moreno glacier is part of the Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz in Southern Argentina and is the Argentine part of Patagonia.
We took a boat on the Lake Argentino, which is 160 km long, to approach the glacier and along the way, we could hear the cracks and massive chunks of ice falling off.
We then went onto the glacier itself, using crampons to hike around the glacier. We probably saw every single shade of blue throughout the day as the sunlight refracted onto the glacier. Walking with crampons was not as hard as expected – going up the glacier with ice axes would have been a different thing! Just walking around, we saw crevasses, toboggan slides, little mini rivers forming around melting ice, making the whole adventure like walking around on a blue moonscape.