We were in Argentina in March of 2012 for some important touring and exploration.
One of the trips which we embarked on was a visit to one of the few self sustaining glaciers in the world in Argentinian Patagonia - The Perito Moreno Glacier. The glacier is 250 km2 in area and 30 km in length and 5 km wide at the face. The total ice depth is 174m and with about 74 m above the surface of the lake it drains into and 100 m of ice below the level of Lake Argentino.
|FACE OF PERITO MORENO GLACIER PATAGONIA|
We had heard great stories about the amazing quality of the melted glacier water from this Andean Ice field. The plan was to travel on the glacier with and experienced guide to see and taste the amazing glacial water first hand.
The only way to access the glacier is on a specially equipped ship which can weather the icebergs and stray rocks in the lake approaching the glacier.
|NOTE THE EXCELLENT DOCKING FACILITIES AT THE GLACIER|
|LIFESTREAM RESEARCHERS DONNING CRAMPONS FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF THE JOURNEY|
As one climbs onto the glacier one is amazed at the noise of the glacier moving and splitting and fracturing. It sounds like muted rifle shots and brings home the fact that this is dynamic, almost living system.
|LIFESTREAM CREW ON THE SEARCH FOR PURE, COLD GLACIAL WATER|
At last we arrive at the source of the purest of glacial water.
|THE LIFESTREAM RESEARCH CREW WORKS CLOSELY WITH LEONARDO AND THE OTHER EXPERT GUIDES TO TASTE THE GLACIAL MELT WATER|
On the spot it was decided to have that freshly melted Patagonia water be the standard to strive after for all Lifestream potable water purification equipment Crystal clear, sparkling clear and incredibly refreshing to the body and soul.
This was deemed by all present to have been a successful research venture which will benefit the thousands of people who depend on Lifestream Watersystems equipment for the water in their lives.