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Robin Shaw - Perito Moreno Glacier

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The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the 'must see's' if you visit Patagonia, a short ride from El Calafate. It's one of only three Patagonian glaciers that is growing. The terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier is 5 kilometres wide, with an average height of 74m above the surface of the water of Argentino Lake, in Argentina. It has a total ice depth of 170 metres. Pressures from the weight of the ice slowly pushes the glacier over the southern arm ("Brazo Rico") of Argentino Lake, damming the section and separating it from the rest of the lake. With no outlet, the water level on the "Brazo Rico" side of the lake can rise by as much as 30 meters above the level of the main body of Argentino Lake. Intermittently, the pressure produced by the height of the dammed water breaks through the ice barrier causing a spectacular rupture, sending a massive outpouring of water from the Brazo Rico section to the main body of Lake Argentina. As the water exits Brazo Rico, the scored shoreline is exposed, showing evidence of the height of the water build-up. This dam–ice-bridge–rupture cycle recurs naturally between once a year to less than once a decade. You have to be very lucky to witness the ice bridge collapsing.

Perito Moreno Glacier by Robin Shaw

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