The Glacier That Keeps Collapsing

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, December 27, 2018
Perito Moreno Glacier Patagonia Argentina Luca Galuzzi 2005.JPG
The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia.

The glacier keeps collapsing, but not becasue of climate change, it is part of a cycle and means tourists can see the spectacle of huge chunks of ice falling off the glacier every few years.

In recent years, trekking tours on the ice have gained popularity. The two standard tours are a "mini-trekking" option, consisting of a short walk of about an hour and a half, and a "big ice" version, which is usually about five hours. Tour companies generally provide crampons to customers.

The glacier is unusual in that it is advancing, while most glaciers worldwide are retreating. The reason remains debated by glaciologists.



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