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Review of Glacier Martial

Glacier Martial
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$129.40*
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Beagle Channel and Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise
Ranked #12 of 94 things to do in Ushuaia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

the stroll up was a long one and nice to do, very steep. At the glaciers there was a notification: 'you are now wiatching the glaciers'. If the note was not there, you would pass it without notice it. After Perito Morreno, this one is just an ice-cube...

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

For those who've been lucky enough to visit Perito Moreno and the other glaciers near El Calafate, Martial will be a huge disappointment. However, it's a fun ski lift ride to where the hiking paths take off and a not-too-hard hike to the bottom of the glacier. It's a pleasant way to spend a morning or afternoon in Ushuaia. Coffee or lunch at La Cabaña at the base of the ski lift is fun.

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I did the hike to the view point by myself. It was incredibly beautiful! The hike was pretty easy. Be prepared for a steep hike if you choose to not take the chair lift. Not too bad though.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I'm going to use rough equivalents, but from downtown you can take a taxi to the glacier for about 9 USD. Once there, you will find a chairlift for about 7 USD, but when I went the lift wasn't running. The walk is uphill, but doable, so you are probably better off saving the money anyhow. As you get up higher and higher, the views as you turn back across the channel are pretty breathtaking, so I'd say it's certainly worth it, and also motivates you to keep going.

As you get along in the hike, you notice the treeline on the mountains around you, and also you can find alpine meadows, swift streams, and log bridges. Very serene and feels like a hike at the the end of the world should. Also, if you are patient you can see many different types of colorful birds in the meadow. We went in Summer, and there was still plenty of snow, and a certain bit of the way up we saw some of the glacial blue ice, which was cool to see, but was not the glacier itself. Also at one of the open spaces there are some wooden benches which retain heat really well.

As we got along further the weather started to turn, and we had gotten pretty high up and were content with the blue ice we had already seen. We made it to an orange arrow, and from here on out the path seemed to skirt a steep ledge while walking on snow/ice. As we just had normal footwear we thought it a prudent moment to turn back. As I understand it the arrow is about 2/3 of the way to the glacier, so you should probably plan on 4 or so hours if you want to do the whole trail, and make sure to wear the proper gear.

Once we got to the bottom, in heavy rain at this point, we found a cozy tea shop, which just seemed perfect for the occasion. It was a bit pricey, but a warm soup and a hot tea really made our morning. We spent about 2-3 hours hiking and an hour at the tea shop. Then we had the tea shop call a cab (we would've walked down to the city, but it's a ways and it was raining!) and still had a full afternoon to see all of the rest of what Ushuaia has to offer.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you travel around Patagonia you'll see way more impressive glaciers than the one, but up there, when ou turn around, you'll get a great view of the Beaggle channel!

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