Every few years, a stunning event takes place in Patagonia, as tons of hardened glacier ice of Perito Moreno plummets into the chilly waters below, making for an awe-inspiring spectacle that draws thousands of people to the area to observe. While this event is rather unpredictable, recent measurements have shown that another collapse may be coming in the near future. Fret not, environmentalists; this is a naturally recurring event at Perito Moreno Glacier that isn’t the result of global warming.
Creeping along the cold and windy Patagonian night, a beast encircles the local Estancia. In his sites are the sheep, grazing in the dark fields, reflecting the bright moonlight against their unshorn coats. The Culpeo fox makes his approach.
A stay in a Patagonian Estancia is a luxury experience that you simply cannot miss if you travel to Patagonia. On my trip to Chile and Argentina, I chose to indulge in this experience myself, staying at the Estancia Helsingfors, an incredible home in the middle of Glacier National Park.
What is a Gaucho? Few people outside of South America are familiar with the term, but in Argentina gauchos have become a part of the national character.
Exploring the majestic natural landscape around the Hosteria Helsingfors offers breathtaking scenery of Lake Viedma, Mount Fitz Roy, and the Andes Mountains, but it also enables the chance to see many interesting animals and Patagonia wildlife.
Deep within the heart of Patagonia, hundreds of spectators last week witnessed one of the great acts of nature at one of the world’s famed glaciers. Every few years, an ice bridge is formed as flowing water below the ice chips away at the glacier.