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The Perito Moreno Glacier: So Cool, It’s…Cool

Panoramic view of Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno, Patagonia

Seville has started its annual swelter for summer and it looks like the rest of Europe’s not far behind. So, for a quick chill out on this Friday afternoon, I thought I’d delve into the archives and bring you plenty of ice, ice baby, in the form of the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia.

It’s one of the few glaciers in the world that’s actually growing and, on a glacial celebrity scale, it’s right up there with George Clooney and Angelina Jolie.

Behemoths, never mind chunks, of ice thunder into the sea on a reasonably predictable basis, providing plenty of juicy images for all those global warming videos. So, the chances are that even if you’ve never travelled to this cobalt corner of Argentina, you already know Perito Moreno well.


Leaving Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina by Boat

Man overlooking snow and ice in Patagonia

Perito Moreno Glacier: As Famous as George Clooney. Guy in the photo: Not so well known.

Side profile of Perito Moreno Glacier

The Perito Moreno Glacier: Rather Large

 (Abigail King)

 Snow falling over the Perito Moreno Glacier

Snow & Ice: A Refreshing Break From Summer


3 Responses to The Perito Moreno Glacier: So Cool, It’s…Cool

  1. Juno May 16, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    I have a thing for glacier.. Beautiful!! Only glacier I climbed on was Franz Josef in New Zealand, and I can’t wait to see more!

    • Abi May 17, 2011 at 7:51 am #

      I have a thing for them as well. I’ve never been to New Zealand (yet!) but I also walked on glaciers in Alaska. The Baird Glacier, with metallic mud that wobbles when you jump on it was w-o-n-derful :)

  2. Serena May 17, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    what a freezy lovely place!

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