Its size remains the same as always, because everyday huge chunks of ice break off and the make a scary noise. When the central part reaches the other side, it forms a barrier, almost closing up the southern arm of the lake. The ice ends up breaking off due to the movement and pressure of the water; it turns into a bridge until it finally falls. The last rupture was in the beginning of 2010, I could see the ice blocks forming a bridge.
It was 60 meters high and 5 km long. I visited the Argentinean side, but it continues on the Chilean side with a different name. In the central part of the Glacier, there are observatories and footbridges, which allow you to see Perito from several angles. It is fun to watch the ice falling down. I stared and waited, and as soon as I heard the noise I started shooting photos, for hours. Different types of birds came along to pose for the pictures. I wish I had stayed longer.
Translated by Lúcia Maciel
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