February 12, 2019
Sometimes it’s just too darn windy in Patagonia to go kayaking, but not for this group. The contrast of colors while out on the water is simply incredible and the immensity of the glaciers is breathtaking. Jonathan took the team out on a kayak around Lago Grey and explored the shoreline. A few of the trekkers decided to take a little walk out on the glacier this morning as well. Glacier Grey has a total area of 100 square miles and is 17 miles long, that is downright impressive.
Fun fact: moulin, the french word for “mill,” are holes in glaciers that are formed by a constant dripping of ice melt. These holes can be as deep as the glacier is thick, which for Grey Glacier is about 100 feet. The group donned their crampons and had a walk around the glacier and kept a safe distance from these moulins. No slipping! This is the last night of the trek and a boat ride across the lake will take them to their private transport back to Puerto Natales.
Charlotte and her team are doing well on the Huemul Circuit. She checked in today and said that the weather is gorgeous, the river crossing went super well and that the crew is really strong. They had incredible views of the southern Patagonian ice field today, sounds pretty cool to me, no pun intended. They’re currently finishing up a tasty backcountry meal at camp and will hit the trail first thing in the morning.