An Incredible Glacier
Trip Start Aug 25, 2010
65Trip End Ongoing
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The next day we caught the bus to the glacier, but when we arrived at the park the entrance fee was 100 pesos each, so we were 30 pesos short, luckily we had been speaking to a couple the night before in the hostel and they were also on the bus, so offered to lend us the 30 pesos so we could enter the park
The glacier was incredible; it is 30 km long and 75 m high above the surface of the water. It is also one of the only glaciers which is still advancing and will periodically reach the other shore and dam the L-shaped lake it is in. When the sun shone on the glacier it was possible to see brilliant blues in the glacier. There was also the occasional thunderous sound as a piece of ice fell off and crashed into the lake.
The following day we got a bus to Puerto Natales in Chile and left yet another country behind us.