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Gemma reaching the top of her ice climb  

Gemma reaching the top of her ice climb

Day 132 - Icebergs floating past our bedroom window, Lago Grey - Paine Grande

November 11th 2006
During the night we could hear noises a bit like rumbling thunder but which came from the glacier breaking off, or calving, into the lake. When we opened the tent door there were some huge icebergs and loads of glacial ice slowly floating past. This morning we'd arranged a trip onto the glacier for some ice hiking and ice climbing. This began with a boat trip the couple of miles across the glaci ... read more
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Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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