Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Water Research Trip to Argentinian Glacier

Earlier this year the staff of Lifestream was on the go searching for the best tasting water on the planet to serve as a standard for the quality of water to strive for as we further develop the technology of Lifestream’s water purification equipment.

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 
After the boat docks, there is about a 1½ km walk to the glacier where the Lifestream crew is fitted with crampons to allow one to hike into the heart of the glacier safely if all goes well.

LIFESTREAM RESEARCHERS DONNING CRAMPONS FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF THE JOURNEY
We were happy to learn that our guide was the world renowned glacier guide and mountain climber Leonardo.  He has had over 10 years of guiding in the Andes and particularly in the glacial ice fields. He instructed us on the proper use of crampons which is necessary to avoid ending the day in a crevasse which are everywhere on a glacier.

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 
A good deal of time as spent on the glacier surface skirting crevasses and avoiding sink holes filled with deep blue glacial melt water which disappear into the core of the ice.

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
It is the most pure natural water we have ever experienced and the combination with the freshly chipped glacial ice makes it even more rare and wonderful.

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.


6 comments:

  1. I like this post. The water looks enticing.

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  2. Great photos, looks like an amazing trip.

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  3. Wow that sounds like an amazing trip! I'd love to visit that part of the world someday...

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  4. This is an amazing adventure. The glaciers are quite awesome and its worth the research time. What would be the result of filtered pure water from your water filter systems? On the other hand, I came by a site that talks about drinking water filters such as this one http://waterfilters.mercola.com/drinking-water-filter.aspx .Any thoughts

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  5. This looks like a very important R&D project

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