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Viedma Glacier

El Chalten, Argentina
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Viedma Glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park in the Province of Santa Cruz and is the largest in Argentina. It flows directly from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field to the lake. Its front is 40mt from the level of the lake. Their risings are located in the heart of the ice field between 1.500 y 2.200 msnm. It has some dark, deep lines on the surface that are volcanic ashes strips mixed with ice. Also, it has suffered many repressions but not as important as the rest of the glaciers. Viedma Lake was discovered by Antonio de Viedma, in 1877 when Francisco Pascacio Moreno and Carlos Maria Moyano where on an expedition and discovered is location and characteristics. It belongs to the hydric basin of the Santa Cruz River.El Glaciar Viedma, ubicado dentro del Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, en la Provincia de Santa Cruz, es el mas grande de la Argentina.Este glaciar fluye directamente del Hielo Patagonico Sur hasta el Lago Viedma, su frente se eleva aproximadamente 40 metros sobre el nivel del lago. Sus nacientes se encuentran en el corazon del Campo de Hielo entre los 1.500 y 2.200 msnm.Tiene unas lineas oscuras en su superficie, que son bandas de ceniza volcanica, mezcladas con el hielo. Es un glaciar que ha sufrido retrocesos aunque no tan importantes como otros glaciares. El Lago Viedma fue descubierto por Antonio de Viedma. Se toma conocimiento exacto de su ubicacion y caracteristicas, como consecuencia de la expedicion que realizaron, hacia el ano 1877, Francisco Pascacio Moreno y Carlos Maria Moyano. Pertenece a la cuenca hidrica del rio Santa Cruz.
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Perito Moreno is hard to beat but Viedma is equal to or maybe better. It is a larger glacier in mass but sadly is now receding as well which prevents being able to actually on the ice. However you can still climb the moraine to...More

Thank trgoben1
ritag1969, Commercial Department at Viedma Glacier, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks a lot for your review! We totally agree that Viedma Glacier is the best Glacier for viewing!!!! Kind Regards Glacier Viedma - Patagonia Aventura

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We did the Viedma Pro ice climbing tour with Patagonia Aventura, and it was the highlight of our 10-day Patagonia trip. We were the only people on the glacier that day, a treat compared with the crowds at Perito Moreno. Read the full review at...More

1  Thank mariquiroga
ritag1969, Commercial Department at Viedma Glacier, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks you so much for your comments. We are really glad you have enjoyed that much the experience! Kind regards Glaciar Viedma - Patagonia Aventura

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We visited El Chalten in February. We booked the Viedma Pro through Patagonia Aventura. This excursion included a boat ride through Lago Viedma, ice trekking and ice climbing. There is an additional fee of $225 pesos for the bus ride to the dock. We rented...More

1  Thank lyndac91754
ritag1969, Commercial Department at Viedma Glacier, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review The Viedma Glacier offers really amazing experiences and our guides are deeply involved whith what they do! Kind Regards Viedma Glacier - Patagonia Aventura

Reviewed 7 March 2017

We went on a frighteningly windy day and had an epic experience getting from the glacier back to the boat. The glacier walk was far more dangerous/scary than expected. Made for a very challenging day.

Thank WMerrill
ritag1969, Commercial Department at Viedma Glacier, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

WMerrill, thank you so much for your commnents. Regarding weather, we are sorry for any inconvenience you may have, but Patagonia is a challenging place when nature appears!!!! King regards Glaciar Viedma - Patagonia Aventura SA

Reviewed 2 January 2017

I've booked a 3 hours walking tour on Viedma Glacier. It was a beautiful day with bright blue sky and I adored this tour. The glacier is spectacular and having the chance of hiking on it for a little while after a short but magnificent...More

Thank Nass Z
ritag1969, Commercial Department at Viedma Glacier, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Dear Nass Thanks a lot for your review! and your recommendation! Best regards Glaciar Viedma - Patagonia Aventura

Reviewed 25 December 2016

We did the Viedma Ice Trek with Walk Patagonia and it was a unique experience. You don't get to walk on a glacier very often therefore the uniqueness is what made it so special. As long as you are relatively fit and hire a reliable...More

Thank CAROLPERSON
ritag1969, Commercial Department at Viedma Glacier, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thanks a lot for your comments! Regards Viedma Glacier - Patagonia Aventura SA

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We went ice climbing with Patagonia Aventura. It ended up just being me and my friend and the two guides provided by the company. Couldn't ask for a better experience! We had two females guides that were incredible. Be sure to have real ice climbing...More

1  Thank James K
ritag1969, Commercial Department at Viedma Glacier, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Dear James Thanks a lot for your fantastic comment and recommendation! Just one point I would like to clarify: Viedma Glacier is bigger than Perito Moreno, actually is the biggest Glacier in Argentina!!! Regards Glaciar Viedma - Patagonia Aventura

Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were lucky to do this day trip on the cusp between poor weather and improving weather. the weather turned out fone and the group size was small, four clinets to two guides, so we got about half a dozen climbs each. Though intended for...More

1  Thank PRLECK
ritag1969, Commercial Department at Viedma Glacier, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

Thanks a lot for your nice comments!!!! Glad you enjoyed the experience! Regards Patagonia Aventura - Viedma Glacier

Reviewed 25 November 2016

Unlike in the rest of the world, you cannot book tours here at the pier or the harbor. You must either book an all inclusive tour with an operator, including transportation to the pier or you book it in El Calafate or El Chalten. Do...More

Thank Tim J
ritag1969, Commercial Department at Viedma Glacier, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

Thanks a lot for your comments Regards Patagonia Aventura - Glaciar Viedma

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Really cool trip, starts by a boat ride for an hour or so, followed by trekking on steep sections for about an hour (note this can change as the glacier moves) then ice trekking for 1.5 hour. The views are stunning and it is quite...More

1  Thank Anais L
ritag1969, Comercial Department at Viedma Glacier, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

Thanks a lot for sharing your comments on tripadvisor! Regards Patagonia Aventura - Glaciar Viedma

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Julianne H
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Hi Julianne! The Viedma Pro is not available any more. I suggest you to contact Fitz Roy Expediciones for a new icetrekking experience on the Cagliero Glacier. Regards, Lucia.
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Jeggles
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Hi Jeggles. We strongly request trekking shoes (not necessarily boots) because the crampon need to fit very well on the shoes in order to trek correctly on the glacier. Consider that you can hire the trekking shoes (in case... More
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