House sized chunks of ice

Tuesday 13th December. By Jodie.

With these views in the Frances valley, I keep stumbling as I hike, because I´m constantly looking towards the glacier, watching for it to let loose massive bits of ice. It´s better sitting here at the viewpoint, waiting for the next piece to fall.

Layers of glacier are hanging above cliff edges. Sometimes we hear a loud crack. That must be a colossal block of ice splitting apart somewhere up there. Then, sometimes, a thunderous roar as the ice plummets down, shattering into fragments. If we are lucky we can see it falling and landing on the next layer down, adding weight to that glacier, maybe triggering a new ice fall below. We are sitting here for hours enjoying the drama.

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About paulandjodie

Our first blog, five star tent, was a six month project in parallel with a journey on foot and by kayak from Alaska to Patagonia. Now back to real life, Jodie is inspired to start blogging again, just a little bit, with photo theme hop.
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One Response to House sized chunks of ice

  1. Rosemarie says:

    Beautiful photos. I would so love to see Patagonia and the Torres del Paine.

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