A chance to take in the amazing scenery at the high-altitude Pastoruri Glacier in Peru.
The glacier is around 8 square kilometres (3.1 sq mi) in size, and around 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) long with a terrestrial snout ending. The glacier is currently retreating quickly. It has lost 22% of its size and 15.5% of its ice mass in the last 30-35 years.
The glacier occupies an Andean peak around 5,250 metres (17,200 feet) above sea level, and so has steep, cliff like edges, with heavily crevassed areas characteristic of a cirque glacier.
The area and the glacier is usually covered in soft snow and is a popular area with tourists, snowboarders and ice climbers.
A panorama of the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier near El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina.
"The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia.
The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, and 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water."