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Glacier Perito Moreno

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[[From El Chaltén and it's Mount Fitz Roy, which offered probably the most spectacular views so far, we quickly made it to our next stop: El Calafate. The city itself is nothing special, it's mostly a gateway to the nearby must-see attraction: Perito Moreno glacier.///From El Chaltén and it's Mount Fitz Roy, which offered probably the most spectacular views so far, we quickly made it to our next stop: El Calafate. The city itself is nothing special, it's mostly a gateway to the nearby must-see attraction: Perito Moreno glacier.///From El Chaltén and it's Mount Fitz Roy, which offered probably the most spectacular views so far, we quickly made it to our next stop: El Calafate. The city itself is nothing special, it's mostly a gateway to the nearby must-see attraction: Perito Moreno glacier.///Z El Chaltén a hory Mount Fitz Roy, ktorá nám ukázala asi najúžasnejšie výhľady aké sme doposiaľ videli, sme sa rýchlo presunuli do našej ďalšej destinácie: El Calafate. Mesto samotné ako také nie je veľmi zaujímavé, slúži hlavne ako vstupná brána na neďalekú atrakciu, ktorá je takmer povinnou zastávkou na ceste Patagóniou: ľadovec Perito Moreno.]]

[[We stayed for a night in a hostel, our friend Tomáš booked his flight to Ushuaia (or he at least thought so, but later on that) and a one way bus ticket from Torres del Paine back to El Calafate - Perito Moreno, we're ready to go!///We stayed for a night in a hostel, our friend Tomáš booked his flight to Ushuaia (or he at least thought so, but later on that) and a one way bus ticket from Torres del Paine back to El Calafate - Perito Moreno, we're ready to go!///We stayed for a night in a hostel, our friend Tomáš booked his flight to Ushuaia (or he at least thought so, but later on that) and a one way bus ticket from Torres del Paine back to El Calafate - Perito Moreno, we're ready to go!///V meste sme ostali na noc v hosteli, kde si Tomáš kúpil letenku do Ushuaie (aspoň si to myslel, ale o tom neskôr) a lístok na autobus z Torres del Paine naspäť sem do El Calafate.]]

 

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[[Located in the southern part of the Los Glacieres National Park, there's Perito Moreno - it's most famous glacier. It's 35km long, 74m high(and about 170m more under water) and 5km wide - can you imagine that amount of ice? I couldn't. To bring it into perspective, I'll just state one more fact: it's the world's 3rd largest reserve of fresh water. Wow.///Located in the southern part of the Los Glacieres National Park, there's Perito Moreno - it's most famous glacier. It's 35km long, 74m high(and about 170m more under water) and 5km wide - can you imagine that amount of ice? I couldn't. To bring it into perspective, I'll just state one more fact: it's the world's 3rd largest reserve of fresh water. Wow.///Located in the southern part of the Los Glacieres National Park, there's Perito Moreno - it's most famous glacier. It's 35km long, 74m high(and about 170m more under water) and 5km wide - can you imagine that amount of ice? I couldn't. To bring it into perspective, I'll just state one more fact: it's the world's 3rd largest reserve of fresh water. Wow.///Sme práve v južnej časti národného parku Los Glacieres, kde sa nachádza spomínaný Perito Moreno - jeho najznámejší ľadovec. Je neuveriteľne veľký - 35km dlhý, 5 kilometrov široký a 74m vysoký(+ ďalších asi 170m pod vodou)! Viete si to predstaviť? Mne to vopred veľmi nešlo :) Pre lepšiu predstavu, aké neskutočné množstvo ľadu to je, spomeniem iba jeden fakt: je to tretia najväčšia zásoba pitnej vody na svete. Wow.]]


[[It's also famous for it's dynamic changes - a cyclic phenomenon of forward/backward motion of the whole glacier(2 meters per day), which causes that from time to time, these enormous pieces of ice fall down from it's front walls. If you're lucky enough, you can see it with your own eyes :)///It's also famous for it's dynamic changes - a cyclic phenomenon of forward/backward motion of the whole glacier(2 meters per day), which causes that from time to time, these enormous pieces of ice fall down from it's front walls. If you're lucky enough, you can see it with your own eyes :)///It's also famous for it's dynamic changes - a cyclic phenomenon of forward/backward motion of the whole glacier(2 meters per day), which causes that from time to time, these enormous pieces of ice fall down from it's front walls. If you're lucky enough, you can see it with your own eyes :)///Preslávený je ale okrem iného aj vďaka svojim dynamickým zmenám - cyklický pohyb celého ľadovca dopredu a dozadu (2 metre za deň), ktorý spôsobuje odpadávanie obrovských kusov ľadu z jeho prednej steny. Ak máte štastie, stane sa to aj počas vašej návštevy :)]]

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[[The park itself it's not exactly cheap, but very well built and maintained and you'll also discover a bit about the local flora thanks to the information posts. You can walk around different platforms, enjoy the view from the terraces and anxiously wait for those bits of ice falling into the water.///The park itself it's not exactly cheap, but very well built and maintained and you'll also discover a bit about the local flora thanks to the information posts. You can walk around different platforms, enjoy the view from the terraces and anxiously wait for those bits of ice falling into the water.///The park itself it's not exactly cheap, but very well built and maintained and you'll also discover a bit about the local flora thanks to the information posts. You can walk around different platforms, enjoy the view from the terraces and anxiously wait for those bits of ice falling into the water.///Samotný národný park nie je zrovna najlacnejší, ale je kvalitne postavený a udržiavaný. Môžete si užiť prechádzky po rôznych platformách a výhľady z množstva terás... a napäto čakať, či vám bude priať štastie a uvidíte spomínané padajúce kusy ľadu.]]

 

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[[Well...bits. Those bits can weigh up to several tons and the cracking ice sounds like a small thunderstorm! Mostly, you'll only hear them though, as the ice is also cracking inside the glacierm but you can still just stand and watch the magnificent glacier, awestruck. It's shape, the way how it's locked between the mountains, it's colours, which vary from white to light blue to this incredible deep blue in the parts where the pressure is high and there's lack of oxygen. We called it lich king blue :P (copyright Tomáš).///Well...bits. Those bits can weigh up to several tons and the cracking ice sounds like a small thunderstorm! Mostly, you'll only hear them though, as the ice is also cracking inside the glacierm but you can still just stand and watch the magnificent glacier, awestruck. It's shape, the way how it's locked between the mountains, it's colours, which vary from white to light blue to this incredible deep blue in the parts where the pressure is high and there's lack of oxygen. We called it lich king blue :P (copyright Tomáš).///Well...bits. Those bits can weigh up to several tons and the cracking ice sounds like a small thunderstorm! Mostly, you'll only hear them though, as the ice is also cracking inside the glacierm but you can still just stand and watch the magnificent glacier, awestruck. It's shape, the way how it's locked between the mountains, it's colours, which vary from white to light blue to this incredible deep blue in the parts where the pressure is high and there's lack of oxygen. We called it lich king blue :P (copyright Tomáš).///No... kusy. Tie "kusy" vážia až do niekoľko ton a praskanie ľadu znie ako hrmenie pri búrke! Povačšine to ale budete iba počuť, lebo ľadovec praská aj vo svojom vnútri. :) Napriek tomu je ale zážitok len tak stáť a v nemom úžase sledovať ľadovec.  Jeho majestátnosť, rôzne tvary, to ako je umiestnený medzi horami. A tie farby... od bielej, cez svetlo modrú až po neuveriteľne krásnu tmavú modrú na miestach, kde je veľký tlak a nedostatok kyslíku (pre geekov, Tomáš to presne pomenoval Lich King blue :) ) ]]

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[[Ok, it also depends from which side are you looking at it. Probably because of the wind, it can a be a bit dirty from the soil - like this.///Ok, it also depends from which side are you looking at it. Probably because of the wind, it can a be a bit dirty from the soil - like this.///Ok, it also depends from which side are you looking at it. Probably because of the wind, it can a be a bit dirty from the soil - like this.///Dobre, záleží aj z ktorej strany sa na neho pozeráte. Z jednej strany je trochu "špinavý" od zeme a prachu, pravdepodobne vďaka silnému vetru.]]

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[[When we we're almost leaving, a bit sad that we didn't see any ice falling, we heard an incredibly loud sound. We quickly turned around and we finally saw it - huge chunks of ice falling to the water. And we could see many of smaller pieces of ice next to it as well.///When we we're almost leaving, a bit sad that we didn't see any ice falling, we heard an incredibly loud sound. We quickly turned around and we finally saw it - huge chunks of ice falling to the water. And we could see many of smaller pieces of ice next to it as well.///When we we're almost leaving, a bit sad that we didn't see any ice falling, we heard an incredibly loud sound. We quickly turned around and we finally saw it - huge chunks of ice falling to the water. And we could see many of smaller pieces of ice next to it as well.///Už keď sme boli takmer na odchode, sklamaní, že sme nevideli padať žiadny ľad - sme to začuli. Neuveriteľný hluk ako keď zahrmí. Rýchlo sme sa otočili a konečne to zbadali - obrovské kusy ľadu na druhej strane ľadovca ako padajú do vody. :) V jazere je tiež možné pozorovať ľadové kryhy plávajúce popri jeho stene. ]]
[[It's just fascinating to watch the glacier, think about how it was created, why it's there (scientists are not sure why, but it's actually growing) and for how long it will remain there.///It's just fascinating to watch the glacier, think about how it was created, why it's there (scientists are not sure why, but it's actually growing) and for how long it will remain there.///It's just fascinating to watch the glacier, think about how it was created, why it's there (scientists are not sure why, but it's actually growing) and for how long it will remain there.///Je fascinujúce sledovať tento ľadovec, premýšľať ako vlastne vznikol, prečo tam ešte stále je(vedci nevedia presne prečo, ale dokonca sa zväčšuje) a ako dlho tam ešte ostane.]]

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[[By the way, if you're thinking of going, there's also the possibility to go trekking on the glacier. The season for that is from August to middle June and you'll pay around 120 USD per person for 1.5 hour hike. Despite hearing good stories, we opted not to go - we're travelling for a long time and rather save for Galapagos :) But if you go, let us know how it was :)///By the way, if you're thinking of going, there's also the possibility to go trekking on the glacier. The season for that is from August to middle June and you'll pay around 120 USD per person for 1.5 hour hike. Despite hearing good stories, we opted not to go - we're travelling for a long time and rather save for Galapagos :) But if you go, let us know how it was :)///By the way, if you're thinking of going, there's also the possibility to go trekking on the glacier. The season for that is from August to middle June and you'll pay around 120 USD per person for 1.5 hour hike. Despite hearing good stories, we opted not to go - we're travelling for a long time and rather save for Galapagos :) But if you go, let us know how it was :)///Inak, ak sme vás inšpirovali alebo sa chystáte sem prísť, je možnosť ísť aj na menšiu túru priamo na samotný ľadovec. Sezóna je od augusta do polky júna a cena približne 120 dolárov za osobu a cca 1.5 hodinovú túru. Aj keď to znelo veľmi lákavo, predsa len cestujeme dlhodobo, tak sme sa rozhodli to vynechať (a šetriť na galapágy :) ). Ak by ste to ale vyskúšali, dajte nám vedieť aké to bolo :) ]]

[[See you next week in Torres del Paine, the Patagonian cherry on the top of a cake. :)///See you next week in Torres del Paine, the Patagonian cherry on the top of a cake. :)///See you next week in Torres del Paine, the Patagonian cherry on the top of a cake. :)///To by bolo všetko, uvidíme sa o týždeň v Torres del Paine, čerešničke na torte v Patagónii. :)]]