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The glacier formed as a low gap in the Andes allowed moisture-laden Pacific storms to drop their loads east of the divide, where they accumulate as snow. Over millennia, under tremendous weight, this snow recrystallized into ice and flowed slowly eastward. The 1600-sq-km trough of Lago Argentino, the country’s largest body of water, shows that glaciers were once far more extensive here. While most of the world’s glaciers are receding, Glaciar Perito Moreno is considered ‘stable.’

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