On March 7, I took a bus from El Calafate to the nearby Perito Moreno Glacier. This glacier is within the same national park that surrounds El Chaltén, hours to the north. Los Glaciares National Park is one of the largest in South America.
Perito Moreno is the largest glacier I have visited, and the one I could get closest to. Its face is several kilometers wide, and over 50 meters tall. Standing right in front of the glacier, you could watch individual chunks fall off and crash into the lake. The biggest chunks sound like a gunshot when they detach.
Perito Moreno glacier
Water flows through this small gap, creating archways when the ice reaches all he way to the shore
A low-quality panorama from my phone