Photography by Will Warr
Perito Moreno Glacier is spectacular. It’s immense. It’s beautiful. It was a highlight of my recent trip to Argentina and is, without a doubt, worth a visit.
Located in Los Glaciares National Park, in the province of Santa Cruz, Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Icefield. This is the third-largest icefield in the world after Antarctica and Greenland, expanding over an area of approximately 13,000sq km. Perito Moreno is one of the few advancing glaciers in the world and the terminus shifts at a speed of approximately two metres per day. However, it always remains a similar size, as the ice is simultaneously melting and moving.
On the day of our mini-trekking experience, we were picked up early from our heavenly lodge, EOLO – one of our favourites in Argentina – and driven to El Puerto Bajo de las Sombras, stopping off for our first view of this incredible glacier on the way. We then embarked on a 20-minute boat journey across the Brazo Rico section of Lago Argentino, eventually reaching the foot of Perito Moreno.