O nome do lugar deve-se à abundância de glaciares que, no seu conjunto, deram origen ao território de Campo de Gelo Patagónico. Este lugar é mais conhecido como o manto de gelo maior do mundo, depois da Antárctica e Gronelândia.
Set deep in the South of Argentinian Patagonia, Los Glaciares is home to jagged-toothed Mount Fitz Roy, which became the basis for the Patagonia brand's logo after founder Yvon Chouinard ascended the peak in 1968.
Yvon Chouinard with equipment for rock climbing, including Hexentrics
The park’s northern boundary is a cluster of soaring, sharp-toothed peaks, including the forbidding Mt. Fitz Roy. Dominating the southern stretch is the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier, a towering wall of ice grinding a path through the Patagonian Andes. Its terminus, where the glacier flows into Argentina’s largest freshwater lake, is 5 km wide at an average height of 74 m above the lake’s surface.
Large piece of ice collapses as the glacier advances