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Big Ice

This unforgettable experience begins very early in the morning, at “Bajo de las Sombras” Port, after visiting the Glacier’s catwalks.  Once on-board,  participants cross the Rico Branch, and after 10 minutes they disembark on the west coast. From this point, the mountain guides lead the group even closer to the glacier to take the crampons and start the approximation crossing.

The path runs along the southern moraine of Perito Moreno glacier, and after an hour participants find a spectacular viewpoint, from where they will have access to the ice.

Once over the glacier and  with the crampons already put on, the world takes a new perspective: blue lagoons, deep crevasses, huge sinks, magical caves and the unique feeling of being in the centre of the glacier. Participants will always be accompanied by expert trained guides. During three hours and a half every corner of the most special glacier of the world is explored, while the guides invite to learn more about the ice and its environment.

Over a selected spot of this immense white blanket , a place of unparalleled beauty,  participants will  have  30 minutes for lunch (picnic is NOT INCLUDED).

Once back on the moraine, and after another hour of walking, the boat back to “civilization” is taken, after having  enjoyed one of the most spectacular ice trekkings  in the world.

Daily

Pick-up starting at: 07:00hs

Boarding time: 10:15hs

Disembarking time: 17:00hs

Hotel arrival: 18:30hs

Note: Before going on-board, participants visit the catwalks at 9.00hs.

Full Day
High

This excursion due to the physical requirement and difficulty of the terrain is only suitable for people between 18 and 50 years of age and who have a good physical condition, considering that you will walk around 7 hours in total, between ice and forest.

NOT overweight people should participate (for this purpose, those that exceed the criteria issued by the Ministry of Health will be considered. Body mass index greater than or equal to 30, resulting from the following equation: BMI = Weight on Squared Size) ; pregnant women; people with any degree or type of physical or mental disability that affects their attention, progress and / or coordination; people suffering from central or peripheral cardiovascular diseases, their cardiac or vascular capacities are diminished, or use stents, pacemakers or other prostheses; (for example: medicated with anticoagulants, grade III varices – those that are thick and multiple -, cardiac arrhythmias); people suffering from diseases that cause respiratory disabilities (COPD, asthma, emphysema, etc).

We must consider that in the event that a passenger manifests difficulties in walking on their own on the ice, the mountain guide in charge of the group has the power to interrupt their journey, since they are responsible for the safety of the group. People who, once they arrive at our base of operations, declare to have any of these exclusionary conditions, will be deprived of the excursion. This can generate moments of tension and great frustration to the passenger, so we urge you to be very clear when confirming this service, explaining in detail the aforementioned requirements.

Visit Patagonia disclaims all responsibility in the absence of compliance with the reported restrictions.

Clothing

Sporty (long trousers for both sexes). It is convenient to wear sweater, T-shirt and wind-stopper and/or waterproof jacket. Participants should also bring sunglasses, sunscreen, cap or warm hat, gloves, hiking boots and a backpack of 40lts. It is advisable to carry some.

Participants should take a picnic for lunch time over the ice. It is not included in the tour.
The tour is  available from mid-September to the end of April.

Big Ice

This unforgettable experience begins very early in the morning, at “Bajo de las Sombras” Port, after visiting the Glacier’s catwalks.  Once on-board,  participants cross the Rico Branch, and after 10 they disembark on the west coast. From this point, the mountain guides lead the group even closer to the glacier to take the crampons and start the approximation crossing.

The path runs along the southern moraine of Perito Moreno glacier, and about after an hour later participants find a spectacular viewpoint, from where they will have access to the ice.

Once over the glacier and  with the crampons already put on, the world takes a new perspective: blue lagoons, deep crevasses, huge sinks, magical caves and the unique feeling of being in the centre of the glacier. Participants will be always accompanied by expert and trained guides. During three hours and a half every corner of the most special glacier of the world is explored, while the guides invite to learn more about the ice and its environment.

Over a selected spot of this immense white blanket , a place of unparalleled beauty,  participants will  have  30 minutes for lunch (picnic is NOT INCLUDED).

Once back on the moraine, and after another hour of walking, the boat back to “civilization” is taken, after having  enjoyed one of the most spectacular ice trekking  in the world.

Diarias 

Desde el Hotel: 07:00hs

Hora de Embarque: 10:15hs

Hora de Desembarque: 17:00hs

Llegada al Hotel: 18:30hs

Nota: Antes del embarque se hace una visita a Pasarelas a las 09:00hs

Dia Completo
Alta

Edad

Debido a la exigencia física y dificultad del terreno, esta excursión es solo apta para personas entre 18 y 50 años de edad y que posean un buen estado físico, considerando que se caminará alrededor de 7 horas en hielo y pedreros.

Estado físico

Los participantes deben saber que caminarán en forma pausada durante unas seis horas, transitando superficies variadas e irregulares de dificultades diversas, tales como hielo, bosque y pedreros. Por tal motivo, Big Ice no es aconsejable para personas con sobrepeso y es EXCLUYENTE para mujeres embarazadas, personas que padezcan enfermedades con riesgo de deterioro funcional u orgánico durante la marcha y personas con enfermedades invalidantes con relación a coordinación y motricidad

Vestimenta

Deportiva (pantalón largo para ambos sexos). Es conveniente llevar buzo, remera y campera rompevientos y/o impermeable. También se recomiendan anteojos para sol, protector solar, guantes y gorra o gorro de abrigo en caso de frío, botas de trekking y una mochila de 40lts. Es recomendable llevar agua en la mochila.

Los participantes deben llevar un picnic para consumir en el hielo. No está incluido en la excursión.
Opera desde mediados de Septiembre hasta fin de Abril