N5 c Perito Moreno

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N5 c Perito Moreno

  1. 1. Perito Moreno Glacier The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los GlaciaresNational Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentina.
  2. 2. RupturesPeriodically the glacier advances over the "Lago Argentina" ("Argentine Lake") forming a natural dam which separates the lake into two parts when it reaches the opposite shore.
  3. 3. When was the last rupturesThe last rupture occurred in March 2, 2012, and previously in 2008, 2006, 2004, 1988, 1986, 1980, 1977, 1975, 1972, 1970, 1966, 1963, 1960, 1956, 1953, 1952, 1947, 1940, 1934 and 1917.It ruptures, on average, about every four to five years.
  4. 4. TouristPerito Moreno is one of the Argentinian attractions most visited by tourists in southern Patagonia. It is less than two hours by bus from El Calafate.

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