Glaciar Vinciguerra, Ushuaia

4.8
#9 of 19 in Nature in Ushuaia
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  • Glacier in the area of Ushuaia. It did not snow, nor rain, nor much wind but it was too cold and the route may become painful on days of squall or snow. By the analysis of the terrain we imagine what will be with adverse weather conditions. Unlike the glaciers of Calafate it is more of a glacier than a river of ice. There are several types of agency offerings. Watch the rain and snow. The trails and landscapes are fantastic.
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  • The day we went was snoping quite what made the path very beautiful but hinted the journey... The trail is long around 15Km round trip, I think the snow has made the walk slower and harder. The last 200m are the hardest and because it is snoping we can hardly reach the end. The guide even suggested that we do not continue but as most insisted we continue. The snow was knee-high (the guide said it is very unusual at this time of year). Upon arriving at Laguna it was very cold, snoping and windy, we could not stay much. For me the best was the way, with snow in the trees, beautiful landscapes! Despite the difficulty it was wonderful. We went to Tierra del Fuego Aventura. It cost 2700.00.
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  • Great hike up to the Ice-and-Stone Giant! It starts at a private farm (you have to leave your vehicle outside) and goes through various swampy areas which are formed by the run-off water from the glacier; then it goes through a *lot* of woods -- in my opinion, the worst part of the hike: lots of mud, slippery terrain and lots of chances of missing the trail (which is not obvious nor well-marked in many spots) and getting lost. But it all changes when you get above the snow line (which is surprisingly low due to the cold coming from the glacier) and the trees disappear: you will then be treated to astounding views of a lake right in front of the glacier, of the glacier itself, and to an ice cave embedded in its base (don't go too far inside, remember it's melting ice and cave-ins are a certainty -- and also don't linger too much outside its mouth, beware of falling rocks from above). Also, beautiful rocky formations all above. Absolutely recommended, but take care to bring appropriate clothes (it gets *cold* near the glacier), walking sticks, and budget at least 9 hours, 4 up plus 4 down (they say it can be made in 3+3 hours, but I would but risk moving that fast in that terrain) plus 1 hour to wander around up there.
  • Moderate to difficult hiking, steep climp in the end. No special equipment required, just a good pair of boots
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