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El Calafate - Mereno Glacier

Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | Views [473]

Met up with Alex and Rhonda and got a taxi to view the Mereno Glacier in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciers. A wonderful sight, seeing the 60metre towers of ice spread across the icy lake.  Even more spectacular was when huge parts of the glaciers crashing ... Read more >

Trekking on the Viedma Glacier

Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | Views [696]

Not having seen a glacier up close we (alex, rhonda and me) booked ourselves on day excursion to the Viedma glacier just 45 mins from El Chalten.  It was great. After a short boat trip and a brief scramble over the terminal morraine,  we donned our ... Read more >

El Chalten - Trekking

Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | Views [407] | Comments [3]

Trekked up to the Glacier at Cerro Torre with Oscar, Rhonda and Alex (from the bus).  The walk was fantastic with spectacular views of the Fitz Roy mountain and the Cerro Torre with it´s glacier sprawling in front of it into the lake below. I should ... Read more >

Ruta 40 - It´s a long way down!

Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | Views [615]

23rd Feb Up early to catch the bus on the famous Ruta 40 to El Chalten.  Ruta 40 is the longest road in Argentina running North to South some 3125 miles parallel w ith the Andes.  Some of the road is unmade making it a slower journey than others.... Read more >

Rock Climbing in Israeloche.

Sunday, 22 Feb 2009 | Views [694]

Went up to Cerro Catedral, which is one of the biggest ski centres in South America.  However, being summer the area is a haven for trekkers and mountain bike enthusiasts .  I opted for neither and got the cable car up to the top for a great view ... Read more >

Bariloche....home of steak and chocolate……not necessarily together

Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 | Views [1063] | Comments [1]

Spent most of the day absorbing the cultural side of the town…..eating, shopping and buying chocolate.   Bariloche is the capital of chocolate in Argentina. The Chocolaterias all have their own appeal and stand out with their immaculately ... Read more >

Bariloche - Mountain Biking

Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | Views [597]

To give you a brief rundown of Bariloche…it’s actually called San Carlos de Bariloche. and is famous for skiing but also known for sight-seeing, water sports, trekking and climbing.   It is situated in the foothills of the Andes, surrounded by lakes ... Read more >

Left Pucon bus to Argentina - Bariloche

Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | Views [915]

Unfortunately I missed my 6.40am bus….I don’t think having several caipirinhas the night before and getting in at 4am didnt help much!!! Anyway it all worked out rather well.   Managed to get a later bus which meant less time waiting for ... Read more >

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