Patagonia, the name itself conjures images of crystal blue lakes, steppe-like plains, and epic glaciers. Travelers come from all over the world to explore this pristine landscape that stretches across Argentina and Chile. But this South American region is vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
The Patagonian ice fields are the third largest frozen landmass in the world, coming right behind Antarctica and Greenland. These massive glaciers are a major source of freshwater for both Argentina and Chile, but those supplies are under threat. In Chilean Patagonia, the glaciers that supply water to Chile’s capital, Santiago, have shrunk by 25% in a 30 year time frame. And some are expected to completely disappear within 15-25 years.
This VR experience takes you trekking through Patagonia’s glaciers, stopping at famous sites and vistas that bear the marks of a changing climate.