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GLACIER TREKKING | Patagonia Day 8

♫ Music ♫ Today is day 8 of our patagonia adventure with southern Explorations. Sadly it’s our last day but it’s the day that we’ve been looking forward to the most. We got picked up at 7 am to go trekking on a glacier. ♫ Music ♫ It was about a 2 hour bus drive before we got our first glimpse of the glacier we’d soon be walking on. Along the tour guide told us some fun facts. The Perrito Moreno Glacier is part of the third-largest ice field in the world behind antarctica and Greenland. This is one of the few stable glaciers in the world. It hasn’t grown or shrink since the 1970s and that’s why they were able to build the structure that we’re walking on. The face of the glacier is over 200 feet tall but more than half of it is actually under water. The glacier seriously felt like it was alive it was cracking and popping so loudly and some parts even crashed into the water this made us feel a tad bit uneasy about walking on it soon. ♫ Music ♫ We got to spend about an hour taking tons of pictures and video of the face of the glacier before it was time to cross the water and actually walk on it. ♫ Music ♫ Once the boat dropped us out we had about an hour hike to the base camp where we would be getting ready to go on the glacier. ♫ Music ♫ It was super weird walking right next to the glacier in short sleeves cause the sun came out and it got super warm. ♫ Music ♫ At the base camp they gave us crampons and a harness. I thought we were all going to be roped together but it turns out the harness was just in case we fell into a crevasse so they could tide the rope around us and rescue us thankfully we never had to do that. Next one of our guides taught us how to walk in crampons without breaking our legs or ankles and then it was finally time to walk on the glacier. ♫ Music ♫ Our first stop was this temporary ice cave. Our guide told us that it only’ve been there for about two weeks and they typically only last around four because of how often the glacier moves and changes How crazy is that? Everyone got to stand inside the cave for a picture and we couldn’t believe how blue it was. Also got to drink glacial water for the first time Our guide told me that it didn’t have any minerals in it but she ensured me that it was safe to drink. All I know is it was really cold and really fresh. ♫ Music ♫ There were crevasses and holes like this everywhere so we really had to watch our step. We were obviously taking extreme caution. ♫ Music ♫ Trekking on this glacier was mind blowing. It seemed like it went on forever. After about two hours we found a nice spot to eat our packs lunch. I think this is our best launch we ever had. ♫ Music ♫ Next we trekked to a giant hole in the glacier that was over 60 feet deep. We got to lean over with the help of our guides and watch the water flowing into the depths. ♫ Music ♫ Then went to another massive hole. It was pretty incredible that the guides knew where to find them because they told us they never took the same route twice. ♫ Music ♫ One of our favorite views of the day was this little blue point on the middle of the glacier until my foot fell through the ice That was kind of scary. ♫ Music ♫ If you thought a glacier was just one massive sheet of ice you’d be wrong if you pick it up it’s actually just a bunch of little ice chunks stuck together kind of like when all the ice melts together and the bottom ends up the top. ♫ Music ♫ Unfortunately after four hours of trekking it was time to kick off the crampons and head back to the boat To our surprise when we arrived at the boat they had Bonobons and whiskey on the rocks waiting for us and by on the rocks I mean on the glacier. It was a great way to end such an amazing day. ♫ Music ♫

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95 thoughts on “GLACIER TREKKING | Patagonia Day 8

  1. I can't take another video of Patagonia… this is turning into national geography now… :-)… Good job with voice over however…

  2. absolutely beautiful! Thanks again for showing us something 99.9% of us will never see it looks awe inspiring! Safe travels

  3. This was my fav vlog so far!!! I'm so glad you got to see one of the most beautiful part of my country!!

  4. gorgeous views all around! your vlogs are tempting me to take a side trip to Argentina when I head over to Machu Picchu later this year. keep up the great work as usual Kara and Nate

  5. In Europe I've skied the glaciers there but never trekked any. Always so magical in the mountains or snow or ice etc!

  6. Great vlog again!!

    I really think the voice over format works brilliant when you are showcasing your partner organisations that you are having specific experiences with. you can be more formal in your presentation.

  7. Hey, great video as always! But, they usually do the whiskey drinking in the middle of the glacier, that was strange… (sorry for my english)

  8. I love your VLOG and the narrated ones recently are a nice change of pace but please don't abandon the live stuff. The live stuff captures a spontaneity the two of you have that you lose a bit on the narrated when you're looking back.

  9. this the best video of you both in have watched till date….. wish I could be there….. such place……. there is a gap between such and place because I don't know what would be the actual word……. just loved u….

  10. voice over is OK…but I miss the the live video talk. When its a live video talk….it like you are talking to me personally. loving the vids guys…and gals !

  11. Taking a break from paperwork, this was really relaxing. Must be pretty cool to say, I've actually drank glacier water lol.

  12. Hey really super Vlogs you create there. I also make Vlogs since a month would be awesome if you can checkout my Channel as well, would really enjoy it, since i´m so just out on Youtube. Greets from Hawaii. Moriwood

  13. Beautiful filming, the scenery is stunning! I honestly do miss your live blogs, looking forward to them. As always thanks for sharing!

  14. Looks absolutely amazing! You are so positive guys, love your vlogs! Lots of love from Polish funs 😁😁😁😁👍

  15. Love how smooth all your videos are now with the gimbal! Now I want on for myself 🙂 Also I am enjoying the voice-overs but think that a good mix of narration and live audio would be great for future videos. Keep it up! Love watching all your adventures

  16. This is a great video, really beautiful and inspiring. And the music 🙂 just lovely. Voice over hasn't taken anything away at all. Keep up the brilliant work, I search for your new vlogs every day, so thank you!!

  17. ¡Asombroso! No hay palabras para definir tanta hermosura. ¡Gracias! Kara y Nate. Ustedes me inspiran.

  18. I did the trekking on the same day as you and your video is a great memory of this wonderful place and incredible experience for me 🙂

  19. This segment is amazing!!! I've just added another place to my travel list! Good job making lemonade out of lemons with the audio mishap, too. I prefer your normal way of doing things, but this way is just as professional. 🙂

  20. Hi guys!! You visited the Perito Moreno Glacier a year ago. Now it is about to fall apart, something that happens every two or three years. I leave the link to see it live.

    Saludos desde Argentina!!!!

  21. It's just so beautiful. This whole region has been so gorgeous, it takes your breath away.

    It's been a long time since my Geology class, so I had all but forgotten that glacier ice is actually mineral rock, which I remembered the moment I saw it up close at 1:37 (where it looks like Blue Calcite). Also, 6:48 was such a stunning shot.This is SOO cool. Thanks for allowing us to see this footage, regardless of the audio issues.

  22. The videos were fine guys, they are indeed much better when we can see and hear your facial reaction to everything but a great job saving the videos.

  23. I started watching your vlogs from the beginning about 2 months ago and I am absolutely addicted. The glacier in this video is so awesome. Probably the most beautiful thing that you have shown us so far. Keep up the amazing videos!

  24. Have you guys been to Alaska yet? I know its not technically a new country for you guys but man you guys would love it up there from the looks of this vlog. I went years ago with family on a cruise over the 4th of July. The scenery and glaciers in Patagonia remind me a lot of Alaska

  25. I enjoy all of your vlogs but this one in particular was spectacular, fantastic scenery!

  26. You two have the best trip ideas. Who would ever think to go walking on a glacier? I hope to do this one day. Your glacier videos are so inspiring.

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