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Martial Glacier

Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ranked #9 of 33 attractions in Ushuaia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Owner description: A marked trail in the center of town leads intrepid souls on a grueling hike up this glacier, for which they are rewarded with spectacular sweeping... more » Owner description: A marked trail in the center of town leads intrepid souls on a grueling hike up this glacier, for which they are rewarded with spectacular sweeping views of the southernmost tip of the earth. « less
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Curitiba, PR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is very near to Ushuaia city center so it's nice to go if you are around. You have a very nice hike upwards then a nice view of the city and bay when it is not cloudy! The glacier itself is not awesome if you have ever seen a glacier before.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a challenging uphill hike with beautiful views as a reward! Great for families with teenagers but not small children. Couples too!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Hiking trails are well marked. Easy access to the snow line. Incredible views over the Beagle Channel. A short taxi ride from the city center brought me to the trailhead.

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

You need to do it with great weather , not a cloudy day , Because when you go up , the views are amazing , its not to difficult. Bring some food and try it at the top, its going to be unforgettable .

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Unless you have health issues do not miss out on this hike. You have to take a taxi to the base for about 7 USD And then start hiking up. The first leg of the hike to the base of the glacier is not particularly vigorous - I am 56 yrs old, overweight and have asthma and I didn't have... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a must do walk!!! To arrive in the starting point of this walk is needed to get a taxi. Once in Martial Glacier you can choose to do the first part of the climb using cableway car or walking. The climb is pretty steep. I did it walking because the cableway car was closed. After this first part... More

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Salsipuedes, Cordoba, Argentina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

hurry before global warming melting glacier Martial. Is easy to arrive to the glacier walking so you have to give it a try

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Cost about $10 US. Nice diversion, chairlift takes you about halfway and then a hike upto the glacier. The last bit can be strenuous. Worth the time up and then relax at the nice restaurant by the taxi stand.

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

From the parking lot at the chairlift lower terminal it's a good 30 minutes steep walk up the wide ski slope to reach the upper terminal. It's only beyond there that the walk becomes really interesting (though the views over Ushuaia are fantastic). Depending on the weather and snow conditions you can carry on climbing - single track on the... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a good day trek to do in Ushuaia, which can suit different levels of fitness. To get to the glacier, you can walk from the center (7km) or take a taxi (approx. 60 pesos). At the foot of the mountain you can either walk up to the starting point of the trek (1:30 hours) or take the chair... More

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