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retreating glacier had covered all these red/gold rocks 20 years earlier  
   

retreating glacier had covered all these red/gold rocks 20 years earlier

Glacier Trekking on Whipped Cream Peaks

March 21st 2011
Glacier Hound Glaciers--can I ever get enough of them? I'd fallen in love with these rivers of ice in the Alps and in Alaska and through climbing films, and I longed to walk on one and peer down into a lapis-blue crevasse. Finally, in my beloved El Chalten, I got to sail across a turquoise lake, strap on crampons and walk on the whipped cream peaks of Argentina's largest glacier, Viedma. A ... read more
South America » Argentina » Santa Cruz » El Chaltén

Argentine Flag Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
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6th September 2012

Now that I have seen the Alaska ones up close, I can see why you find them so appealing! Stunning in fact. Wow.
9th September 2012

Sun and snow
Sun bunnies can't understand the draw until they've seen one--glad you got to!
17th May 2016

Fabulous shot of awesome nature
What a wonderful photograph. We saw some beautiful glaciers in NZ but didn't get so close. How majestic they are. Shall have to add Argentina to the bucket list!

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