February 17, 2011
Ski lifts serve many purposes
Today is our last day in Ushuaia. Had time to visit a glacier — not like the one in El Calafate and do a short hike, then would go back to pick up our bags and head to the airport to go back to BsAs and proper summer weather!
Headed up on the ski lift for a 15 minute ride to the base where real hikers could spend the entire day.
We went for the easy hike, and the gorgeous view.
On the way up we had seen an empty jug of water coming down on the lift. It was probably for a refill for the lift operators at the top. On the way back down we saw an oxygen tank heading up.
At least it was secured by the flimsy little bar. Hikers watch out below!