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Issued: 15 March 2004

Glacial Collapse One of Nature's Great Shows

The spectacular collapse of a UNESCO World Heritage listed glacier could be seen as a calamity, but instead it is one of nature's extravaganzas.

The 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.

A similar event occurred in 1986 and is a regular feature in this pristine sub-Antarctic wilderness.

"The 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."

The 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.

Adventure AssociatesAdventure Associates is Australia's longest established tour operator to South- and Central America.

Their new travel guide, entitled simply, 'Latin America' is out now and is available either as a PDF download, or as a full gloss hardcopy.

For a limited time, special launch offers apply. Request your copy now.

The four-day El Calafate & Los Glaciares National Parks Tour is a popular inclusion in any South American itinerary and can be booked by contacting Robyn Smith at Adventure Associates on 1800 222 141.

For more information, brochures or photographs, please contact Robyn Smith at Adventure Associates on 1800 222 141 or visit the website at www.adventureassociates.com

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