15 March 2004
Collapse One of Nature's Great Shows
spectacular collapse of a UNESCO World Heritage listed glacier
could be seen as a calamity, but instead it is one of nature's
famous Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina's Los Glaciares National
Park this week spectacularly shed enormous chunks of ancient
ice into Lago Argentino as captivated tourists watched in amazement.
similar event occurred in 1986 and is a regular feature in this
pristine sub-Antarctic wilderness.
glaciers are continually regenerating," says Robyn Smith,
Manager, South America and Mexico for Sydney's Adventure Associates,"
and the ice the tourists saw is thousands of years old."
four kilometre wide, fifty metre high Perito Moreno glacier is
one of the few expanding glaciers in the world and travels at
a relatively brisk 1.7 metres per day and is a jewel of the vast
Patagonia region that straddles neighbouring Chile.
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