The Advance of Torres del Paine National Park Glaciers
One of the big interests in Patagonia Torres del Paine is the glaciers, the world's fastest growing glaciers and the third largest's water preserve on planet earth. Brave hikers can take on excursions through the ice, picking their way with axes and charting their own path with the help of a local guide. Another exciting way to take in the glacier is through the sport of kayaking. Across lakes and streams, you'll get to go right up to the blue ice, though be prepared for a solid workout. Known as the Paine Massif, this mountain range is an offshoot of the Andes Mountains, and is perhaps the most scenic. Popular areas in the park include: Lake (Lago) Grey and the Grey Glacier, Serrano Glacier, Glacier Balmaceda, and Lake (Lago) Sarmiento. Each site is as breathtaking as the one before!