Its incredible how amazing this place is. The reward of being able to be in the presence of such beauty was worth all the pain we endured on the way up. We spend a good hour here taking photos and marveling in the scenery. I only wish we had a few more hours to stay here, just so we can continue to be in such beauty.
This time of year the lake was completely frozen over. Since this hike I have seen photos of this at springtime when the lake was melted. I actually prefer the stillness of the frozen lake and the sound of the avalanches falling from up high. I think its a lot more beautiful than the photos I’ve seen with it thawed. Its like the ice makes the place more quiet, more peaceful,
Now we are contemplating on how peaceful it really can be…Can we walk on it? (please excuse my bad photo of my feet)
Now we make Caio jump, success!
And then he falls into a hole in the ice:
So now we are brave and “team nandau” wanders out for a group shot. These are some of my favorite photos of the trip.
We ran out of water on the way up. So I suggested we do better than Evian and drink Los Torre’s finest:
Freezing cold melted glacier water. It tasted awesome. It tasted just like water that fell from the sky, froze up for years in a huge ice formation until the sun broke it down to melt and flow through the cracks and crevices of the towers, under the frozen lake, and down river to my cup.
We then hung out for a while longer, fueling up on snacks and just exploring and taking it all in. No one wanted to begin the journey home, but knowing that we only had a few hours of daylight left and not wanting to hike in the dark we had to leave at some point. But for now, we have fun hanging out with new friends in a beautiful place.