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Los Glacieres National Park Tightens Age Restrictions for Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking

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National Park Authorities in Argentina have recently mandated a strict adherence to the age restriction guidelines that were previously not enforced for travelers embarking on the Mini Trekking or Big Ice Expedition trek on Perito Moreno Glacier. 

Of the more than 350 glaciers within Los Glacieres National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier is easily the most famous due to its massive size (more than four miles across and a height of over 180' above the water level), the high frequency at which it calves and the accessibility.  It is one of the few places in the world where individuals without previous mountain experience can don crampons and hike along the glacier's surface, exploring crevasses, ice caves and shallow pools, after just a quick catamaran ride across the lake and a short approach hike. 

Previously, age restrictions were not enforced and travelers with good physical fitness could participate at the discretion of the glacier guides, regardless of age. However, as of the end of January 2014, the following age guidelines are stricly enforced:

Perito Moreno Minitrekking: Travelers between 10-65

Big Ice Expedition: Fit Travelers between 18-50

Travelers previously booked on either excursion that exceed the age limit will be offered an alternate boat and hiking tour around the glacier and refunded the difference. We apologize any inconvenience that this creates. 

For questions, contact Patagonia Program Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Kirsten Gardner.


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