Expert Moreno – Argentina

Perito Moreno - Argentina
Expert Moreno – Argentina

The Glacier Expert Moreno is situated in Argentina, between the 47º and 51º of latitude south, being born of the Field of Ice Patagónico South, shared by Argentina and Chile. It elaborates on the Arm South of the Argentinian Lake, with a front of five kilometres of length and sixty metres of height. Baptised with this name in honour of Francisco Moreno creator of the Argentinian Scientific Society and active navigator of the zone austral of this country, is one of the freshwater reservations more important of the world.

It is one of the glaciers more imponentes of the world, and has been considered the eighth wonder by the spectacular seen that offers. Situated in a zone surrounded of forests and mountains, remains inside the National Park The Glaciers, created in 1937 in the Province of Santa Cruz, in the south of the Argentinian Republic. This park, of 724.000 has, has in total 356 glaciers.

In his advance represa the waters of the Rich Arm of the Argentinian Lake, with what the level of that arrives to elevate until 30 metres on the one of the Argentinian Lake, doing pressure on the ices. In the first place it creates a tunnel with a vault of more than 50 metres by which the waters of the Arm Rico descend until the Argentinian Lake. The erosion caused by the water causes finally the landslide of the vault, in one of the shows more imponentes that can witness. The process has repeated along irregular intervals: the last split, that began to produce on 4 July and culminated on 9 July 2008 (11:15 local hour), only two years after the previous (March of 2006). However, the split of 2004 produced after 16 years (February of 1988), when the difference of level of the waters between the channel of the témpanos and the arm Rico arrived to 30 m. The tourist can enjoy of this show to only some 400 m of distance, in installations especially created for the observation.

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Argentina 1 12 Km. 200 m. 200 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta
November 2001
lugar
Place
Núm. de estapas
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Argentina 1 12 Km.
Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Negativo
Desnivel Desnivel Negativo
Dificultad
Difficulty
Tipo de ruta
Type route
200 m. 200 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta