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Glacier Discovery and Beginning Kayaking in Alaska

Alaska Cruise in the morning
It's always the start of a good day when you wake up to clear skies. Rain is common in Southeast Alaska and though it rarely cancels activities, its absence makes the world seem that much brighter. Baird Glacier was on the docket for today. Baird was once a tidewater glacier but it's retreated to become a hanging glacier and the guides on the Wilde...
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6 Ways to Experience the Glaciers of Patagonia

6 Ways to Experience the Glaciers of Patagonia
There are a number of ways to experience the glaciers in Patagonia and there are a number of glaciers to explore. You can view them from platforms, from the air, and from the water. You can even walk upon them, passing by their yawning crevasses and wandering through tunnels made of ice. No matter which way you choose to explore these awe...
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Glacier Trekking in Patagonia: Viedma vs Perito Moreno

Glacier Trekking in Patagonia: Viedma vs Perito Moreno
There are few places in the world that offer such easy access to glaciers as Patagonia. With some of the largest glaciers in the world the fact that you can boat to, fly over, and even walk on these glaciers is incredible. Glacier trekking is a unique way to see these forces of nature from an entirely different vantage point. In Argentina, there ar...
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Exploring Undiscovered Patagonia: The Aysen

Exploring Undiscovered Patagonia: The Aysen
​"In parks…we recontact both certainty and uncertainty, the permeant and the changing, the stable and the spontaneous, the predictable and the novel. More philosophically put: we confront order and chaos. We go wild; we go where the Earth is still wild." – Holmes Rolston II  When you hear Patagonia, what do you think of? Most people will say t...
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Los Glacieres National Park Tightens Age Restrictions for Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking

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