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Address: Ushuaia, Argentina
Description: A marked trail in the center of town leads intrepid souls on a grueling...
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.
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Very good hike but didn't make it all the way

We had a wonderful hike to the second mirador at the Martial Glaciar. On the way up, we took the path along the water stream and came down the main path. The path along the water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a wonderful hike to the second mirador at the Martial Glaciar. On the way up, we took the path along the water stream and came down the main path. The path along the water is definitely more picturesque and beautiful. The gradient also is less steep. We couldn't go all the way to the snow point of the... More 

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Hampshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a really tough climb if you go to the top and walk on the glacier We decided to stop about 3/4 of the way up but the views and scenery were still fantastic The small cafe at the chair lift station serves good hot chocolate and cakes - your reward for your for all of the effort!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

we took a taxi from our hostel (80-90 peso for one direction) to the beggining of the trail. the glacier is not too impresive but the from the top is really nice. nice warm-up

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Had the fortune of having the Glacier view from my hotel, and luckier even to wake up one morning to see it snowed. The day before we had gone trekking to the base of the Glacier, was a 45 minute walk, we took the road that goes on the side of a stream, which was very beautiful. Totally recommend going... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If you can get to Laguna Esmeralda, go there instead. But if you have only a short time, this hike can get you a nice view. The hike is dusty and ugly if you stay on the main path (former ski run), so make sure you stay to the right (as you face the mountain) on the path by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's a really easy trekking, and anyone can do it. I think it took me 3hours. When I was there, the cableway wasn't working. My suggestion is to take a cab (which is really cheap), then he will drop you on the bottom the mountain.

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Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took taxi to bottom of old ski hill and then a three hour stroll to top of the trail. We had a beautiful warm day with nice view of town and port. We had only one day and had several options available, but we thought the hike and view would be interesting. It gets steep towards end and the walk... More 

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Lutjebroek, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you have a couple of hours to burn it is worth the walk up. But it is definitely not the best walk around town, neither the best vieuw our glacier. Most of the walk up is along a road, but on the other hand you can start it right from town.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Easy walk from the city center with nice views over the beagle channel and the glacier. The way is good marked and easy to find.

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Bremen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This walk is quite nice and it starts on the city so you dont actually have to pay for transportation/entry. The Glacier itself is not as impressive as other attractions in Patagonia, but it is worth going there since you have a really good view of the city in the end.

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