“Glaciar Perito Moreno – Patagonia” GC1JPHG GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 23, 2011

View of "Glaciar Perito Moreno - Patagonia

The search for the EarthCache “Glaciar Perito Moreno – Patagonia” (GC1JPHG) brings geocachers to a natural wonder of South America. The Southern Patagonian Ice Field represents the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water. To claim a smiley on this EarthCache adventurers must email the answers to two questions and a picture to the cache owner. Geocachers will only be able to find the answer to the questions if they’ve arrived at the coordinates on the cache page.

Glaciar Perito Moreno - Patagonia

Dutzig created the difficulty 2.5, terrain 2.5 cache in 2008. So far, nearly 80 geocachers have logged a “Found it.”

The cache page details the powerful potential of the “Perito Moreno Glacier.” Dutzig writes: “The Perito Moreno Glacier is one of only three Patagonian glaciers that are not retreating. Periodically the glacier advances over the L-shaped “Lago Argentino” (“Argentine Lake”) forming a natural dam which separates the two halves of the lake when it reaches the opposite shore. With no escape route, the water-level on the Brazo Rico side of the lake can rise by up to 30 meters above the level of the main lake. The enormous pressure produced by this mass of waters finally breaks the ice barrier holding it back, in a spectacular rupture event.” The last rupture of the glacier was documented in July of 2008.

View inside the glacier

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  • The_tower_of_song

    I was there in 2001, a full 7 years prior to the creation of this earthcache. Wish I could have logged it back then. What a huge and cool place to witness!!

  •  Extreme but cool. VERY

  • Greet Oosterhuis

    I was there in january 2010. At that time I didn’t geocache. I recomend everybody to visit this beautiful place and go to find the cache.

  • Kim

    I have booked a trip to Perito Moreno this November. Now I just hope that the tour operators also make a stop at the exact location of the earthfache, so that it can be logged. Cant wait to go there!

  • Dutzig

    wow, thanks…

  • Jbernbrich

    Cool mein Freund ,wo Du schon überall warst.Respekt.

  • riebecker

    Hello my dear, I am really impressed.

  • Danny Heffernan

    Hey congrats Dude!
    Sounds like a really nice place to be! Maybe one day i’ll look to it by myself 😉

  • Mulix

    Respekt, ich gratuliere.