Almost Half of World Heritage Sites Could Lose Glaciers by 2100; HeritageDaily

The study combines data from a global glacier inventory, a review of existing literature and computer modeling to analyze World Heritage glaciers. – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News

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The 10 Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Landscapes, According to Reddit; Nicoletta Richardson; Apartment Therapy

Earth Day is today (not to mention it’s Apartment Therapy’s Green Week!) and the great outdoors is top of mind. Wherever you are around the world, it’s a time to reflect on and appreciate the planet’s natural beauty. And if you’re yearning to see landscapes beyond your backyard, look no further: Reddit has you covered.The extremely popular (read: 19.7 million members) subreddit called EarthPorn is a “community of landscape photographers and those who appreciate the natural beauty of our home planet,” according to its description.

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Top 7 places to visit before ‘cannot’; Ved Kumar Sharma; Top Count

If someone asks Ved Kumar Sharma which place he want to visit before he die where he don’t. The world is full of beautiful places with breath-taking destinations. There…

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Antarctica & Argentina Adventure: 23-Day Cruise & Tour, Antarctica & Argentina;Luxury Escapes

Today’s Luxury Escapes Travel Deal: Antarctica & Argentina Adventure: 23-Day Cruise & Tour. Buy Now & Save 24% on Luxury Escapes Travel Deals.

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Explore Patagonia and the Chilean fjords by land or sea; Ben Groundwater; Traveller

When you’re in Patagonia, cruising the fjords or trekking the pampas, hiking up mountains or boating through channels, it can take time to sink into silence.

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Peaks, Lakes & Glaciers of Patagonia; Natural Habitat Adventures & WWF

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Destinations Where Your U.S. Dollar Will Go Far; Kelly Lewis; Afar

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The Must Do Hike In Los Glaciares National Park; Leigh McAdams; Hike Bike Travel

The must do hike in Los Glaciares National Park is the one to the Fitz Roy Towers. It’s 20 km return with 610-750 m of elevation gain depending on where you start…

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The Argentinean river that’s two dams from disaster; Leon McCarron; Adventure.com

Following in the footsteps of explorers Fitzroy and Darwin, adventurer Leon McCarron finds both treasures and trouble along Argentina’s Atlantic coast.

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7 Things to Know about Visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier; Kristin; Be My Travel Muse

Everything you need to know about visiting the Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate, Argentinian Patagonia. Tips for getting there, the best tours, and how to avoid crowds.

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You don’t have to be a hard-core backpacker to see gorgeous, wild Patagonia; Phil Primack; The Boston Globe

A 5-day cruise aboard expedition ship Ventus offers a fascinating look at the region’s spellbinding mix of deserts, glaciers, forests, and mountains.

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WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT PATAGONIA’S PERITO MORENO GLACIER (AND WHAT TO KNOW); Zoe Grant; The Journal

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Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

As I reach the the maze of boardwalks, the voice of my guide fades. In fact, all sound gets drowned out completely and the entirety of my being zeroes in on the beautiful, overwhelming expanse spread out before me.

Heading out of El Calafate for our several-hour journey to Los Glaciares National Park in the early hours of the day, I have little hope of a worthy viewing of Perito Moreno Glacier. The forecast predicts heavy cloud and a chance of rain.

Thankfully, the journey in itself offers many surprises. As Route 11 hugs Lake Argentino to the right side we see many different bird fauna – the black neck swan, the vapor duck, the coot and the cauquen – but none shocks me more than the gorgeous pink Chilean flamingos huddled in a group at the lake’s edge.

Our first sighting of the glacier is from the far end at Curva de Los Suspiros, aptly named the ‘curve of sighs’ due to the magnificent panoramic viewpoint it presents of the Perito Moreno Glacier. This view is the ultimate teaser of what’s to come.

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26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list; Janaki Jitchotvisut; This Is Insider

Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

The world is a beautiful place, and there’s no better way to take in the sights than a good hike.

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.

From Japan’s Yoshida Trail to Argentina’s Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Appalachian Trail

Where to find it: Crossing 14 US states from Georgia to Maine.

Length: 2,200 miles

Difficulty: Some parts are easy, but some parts are among the toughest in the country.

The AT is one of those trails that everyone has heard about at least once — even people who aren’t at all outdoorsy. The average thru-hiker takes around 165 days to complete it from end to end, and it features some intense elevation changes along its length.

The exact length of the trail changes from year to year due to modifications during maintenance.

Baltoro glacier & K2

Where to find it: Start from Islamabad, Pakistan, to obtain permits, then fly to Skardu, Pakistan, to begin your trek

Length: According to Central Karakorum National Park estimates, it’s possible to reach the K2 base camp in seven to eight days.

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A trip to world’s fastest growing glacier; Kanika Kalia; The Tribune

Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

Nature has its own ways to surprise man. Argentina’s Perito Moreno is among the three glaciers in the world that are growing rather than receding.

The spectacles of Patagonia are truly remarkable. And there are not many places in this world, where a dream meets the reality. Located in southern America, Perito Moreno glacier is a science fiction dreamscape.  If you aim at visiting only one glacier in your life, Perito Moreno has to be it.  At an impressive scale of 30 km in length and over 250 sq km in size, Perito Moreno Glacier is true “The wall in the north” ( of course minus the wildlings from The Game of Thrones;). Intrigued, yet?

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Los Glaciares National Park: Argentinian World Heritage Site inspires Google doodle on 80th anniversary; Jeff Parsons; Mirror Online

Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

A tribute to the World Heritage Site is being featured on the most famous website in the world.

Google has honoured Argentina’s “stunning” Los Glaciares national park with a doodle that will run on the homepage today, May 11.

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the park which counts its main attraction as a cluster of mountain peaks at its northern boundary.

Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, the park contains Argentina’s largest freshwater lake. Lake Argentino is supplied by the Perito Moreno Glacier, which grinds a path through the Patagonian Andes mountain range.

“As the powdery blue glacier advances, the ice often gives way with a resounding crack, plunging into the chilly lake and calving enormous icebergs,” notes Google in its description of the day’s doodle.

 

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National Parks Of Argentina; World Atlas

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Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

Argentina’s largest national park is Los Glaciares, while its oldest is Iguazu.

Argentina is widely known as a football nation. It has its capital in Buenos Aires which is also the largest city. There is no official language in the country, but Guarani, Qom, and Mocovi are the recognized regional languages. The country has a unitary presidential system of governance led by President Mauricio Macri. The country’s education system is highly ranked globally with a free education system in all levels. The country is highly urbanized with over 92% of the population living in the urban areas. Subtropical plants dominate the Northern parts of Argentina. The fauna includes reptiles, caiman species and all the big cats. There are 33 national parks in Argentina with 7% of the country being made up of protected areas. This article discusses the largest national parks in Argentina.

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Perito Moreno glacier’s ice bridge collapses in Argentina; Emily Chan; Daily Mail Online

Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

 

  • Large chunk of Perito Moreno glacier in the southwest Santa Cruz Province came crashing down on Thursday
  • Patagonian glacier, known as the ‘White Giant’, sent impressive waves surging into the Lago Argentino lake as it fell 
  • Around 4,000 people gathered to see the natural phenomenon, which last happened four years ago
  • Glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park measures 19 miles long and has a total area of 100 square miles

This incredible footage shows the moment a spectacular ice bridge in Argentina collapsed in front of thousands of stunned tourists.

A large chunk of the Perito Moreno glacier, located in Los Glaciares National Park in the southwest Santa Cruz Province, came crashing down into the water at around 11am local time earlier today.

The Patagonian glacier, known as the ‘White Giant’, sent impressive waves surging into the Lago Argentino lake as it fell.

 

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Amazing images capture the harsh beauty of Perito Moreno Glacier; Michael Gadd; Daily Mail

Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

 

  • Perito Moreno Glacier can be found in Los Glaciares National Park, which is Unesco World Heritage-listed
  • Visitors can trek on the surface of the epic glacier which ruptures every four to five years
  • The glacier, which covers 97 square miles and is 19 miles long, is 48 miles from the city of El Calafate 

Beautiful and brutal in equal parts is the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia’s Unesco World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park.

The stunning expanse of ice on Lake Argentina covers about 97 square miles, the equivalent of 35,000 football pitches, but is constantly growing and ruptures every year.

The 19 mile-long glacier is just 48 miles from the lakeside city of El Calafate and is becoming an increasingly popular tourist attraction, with day trips offered by a number of tour companies.

 

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Chillin’ in El Chaltén; Laura Dvorak; San Diego Reader

Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

Explore this gorgeous, laid-back gateway to Patagonia.

In South America, religious icons are as common as sunrise, and shrines are ubiquitous. But a shrine studded with cigarette packs, bottles of beer and decks of playing cards?

Welcome to El Chaltén, Argentina – named for a scrubby plant with edible berries – an international destination and a town of ones. One gas station. One ATM that works once in a while. One microbrewery, popular for its handcrafted negroand rubio beers, and Fitz Roy, considered one of the world’s most challenging peaks to ascend. Here I found air so fresh it should be bottled, a waterfall, and steady streams of visitors who slid along gravel streets — life as a microcosm, complete with guachos.

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Blue Heaven; Holly Hunt

Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

HOLLY HUNT treks among the mountains and glaciers in the ice fields of Argentina’s southern Patagonia.

OF ALL THE COLOURS of the spectrum of light, blue has the most energy. Into the depths of the sea, the expanse of the sky and the density of ice, it penetrates further. Last month I explored the largest icecap outside the polar regions and was overcome by the blues. The Southern Patagonian Ice Field in South America extends for more than 350km, covering an area of 16,800km. The Unesco World Heritage Site of Los Glaciares National Park, in the Argentinian Andes, was created to protect part of this unique ecosystem. It is a spectacular landscape of towering peaks and fast-flowing rivers; a landscape being visibly sculpted by the heaving, cracking glaciers that slide towards its lakes of milky turquoise.

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