Most of the glaciers in the Torres del Paine National Park belong to the Southern Ice Field, the third resource of fresh water in the world they spread like long tongues of frozen rivers, and most of them flow into a lake. It is possible to visit them walking or horse back ridding.
It is the biggest glacier in the Torres del Paine National Park, formed by a mass of 6 Km (3.7 miles) wide and 30 m. (98.4 ft.) high. It belongs to the Southern Ice Field. Surrounded by moraines and Nuntacks. It can be reach after a 3-hour walk from Lake Pehoé.
This is one of the many glaciers that flow from the Southern Ice Field to the park. It was named by the Sweden Nordenskjold in honor to Baron Dickson, sponsor of his Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego campaign (1895 – 1896). It is one of the border glaciers between Chile and Argentina.
This glacier is highly retreating since this last century, it is getting thinner between 2,5 a 8 m/year and it is expected to continue in the future, causing an increment of Dickson Lake.
Glacier El Francés
This Glacier is in the Francés Valley and hangs from the Paine Grande. It is very common to observe an avalanche.