Located about an hour and a half bus ride from El Calafate is one of the few glaciers in the world that is not receding: Perito Moreno. There are a few options available to view the glacier but why would you want to just view it when you can walk on it?!
Once we reached the glacier we caught a boat across the lake to the land that joins the glacier. While the boat couldn't get too close in case of carving, it was still a very impressive view. On the other side we donned crampons, which tied onto our shoes, and started our mini trek. I found walking in crampons to be easygoing and a fun way to get around on the ice.
The glacier looks dirty as the strong Patagonian winds blow dirt and silt onto the ice, however it does give it definition and makes the photos look awesome. During the trek we climbed into some small crevices of gorgeous blue ice as well as around some really large dangerous ones. There is nothing like being on a glacier several square kilometres in size to make you feel as big as one of the specks of dirt!
At the end of the trek before we left the ice, our guides chipped off some ice so we could toast the beauty of our surrounds with a whiskey on glacial rocks!
Location:Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina