A short drive from El Calafate lies the Perito Moreno glacier. This impressive 50-70 meter high (~200 feet) wall of ice is one of few glaciers in the world that is not receding. There are three options for experiencing the glacier: an hour long boat trip near where the glacier meets the water, walking the extensive catwalks to see it from every angle, or go for a hike on the glacier itself. We opted for the cheapest option, hanging out on the catwalks watching patiently for large chunks of the ice to plummet into the frigid waters below.
We caught a few on tape but you will have to wait for our South America: Part I video (and for us to have a better internet connection).