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Martial Glacier

Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ranked #11 of 35 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I walked up following a paved road that passes by some hotels in the mountain side. I saw there is a chairlift that is out of order. The glacier receded, but I enjoyed the views while walking down the road.

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Uruguaiana, RS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There's nothing special here just an old sky resort with snow.When it's snowing it's beautiful.If there isn't snow in the city you certanly can see here. The way until there is interesting because you pass in front some different hotels.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Unfortunately there isn't much to see. As others have written, the glacier is not easily visible so all you'll likely see is a hill with snow. At this time of year the chairlift isn't working and there isn't much snow so the walk up isn't all that scenic either. Would suggest you miss this and if in Patagonia for a... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As we were at Ushuaia , wayting for our embarkment in Stella Australis , we went to this atraction , in the mountain . As I suspected , we found a spot where all the infrastructures are either broken, or not working , or corny and unatractive . Though, the view of Ushuaia bay is always splendid !

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Campo Bom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had an amazing day up there. Unfortunately, it was snow as hell, and we were not able to see Ushuaia from the top of the Glaciar Martial! It was kind of easy to get uo there (the maximum you can go, after a place, there is a line you cant cross, not recommended), and took us about 1 hour,... More

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Martial Glacier is nice placed to be hiked even from downtown Ushuaia. it my take between 3 to 5 hours to walk all the way up the Glacier from the the city center. Once on the sky track you start having the panoramic view of Ushuaia Bay. The views from the bay and from the mountains that surround Ushuaia... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nice !easy arrive there ! We call a taxi go and return there!including waiting 1 hrs just used 500peso (4 adult) Easy arrive there,wonderful view ,and u can step on think,white snow!also many ppl go there hiking ,playing snowboard!u can rent there easily ! As there not much restaurant ,u better prepare snack bar or other foods to keep on... More

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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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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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