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Trekking in the Glacier Martial
Glaciar Marcial
 
Glaciar Marcial
 
Glaciar Marcial
 
Glaciar Marcial
 
Martial Glacier is 7 km . from the city along national route 3, which is fully paved and signalled. This glacier constitutes the most important source of drinking water in Ushuaia and an important tourists attraction in different seasons.
 

During the winter it is a ski resort with 56 km². of skiable tracks where you can do ski, cross country ski or snowboard.

In the summer, this place is ideal for hiking or short walks of different lengths and degrees of difficulty according to your demands.

To go for a walk you should go to the end of the road where you will find the chairlift, and there you will decide wether you climb through the ski track or take the lift.

When you get to the shelter of club Andino de Ushuaia you will find a trail by a brook ending at the base of the glacier.

If you have equipment and experience in ice climbing you can climb the glacier, walk to the edge and see the valley of Andorra , mount Vinciguerra and Vinciguerra glacier. On the other side there is an amazing view of the Beagle Channel and of Ambarino and Hoste islands.

This walk on the ice is easy, with the steepest part at the beginning. You must be careful with crevasses, mainly in spring and winter, when ice bridges are weakest.

In case you do not have equipment for ice climbing, you can climb the Black Canyon in the wide valley you see on the right from the base of the glacier after you get off the chairlift.

If you get to the highest part you will find an amphitheatre or circus from where you can see the mountains on Hoste island with its glaciers and the Beagle Channel.

This circus was formed during the last glaciation in the last million years.

To return you must go back to the chairlift. If you are not tired you can go walking to the city through the route and thus get some nice vistas of the city and of the Beagle Channel.

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