Old Jan 27, 07, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by coachigdon View Post
The picking of hikes, is pretty disorganized, and the organized aggressive people will likely get what they want.
I didn't have this experience, but the lodge may have been hosting fewer people when I was there. I was neither decisive nor aggressive, but got whichever hike I wanted on the day I wanted it.

the bar area
I would also mention that alcoholic and other drinks are complimentary and practically unlimited.

If you don’t do the Grey Glacier hike, this is an alternative so you can see the icebergs.
There is an extra-cost option (I think not offered by Explora, though) to hike on the glacier and do some ice-climbing.

The Base of the Towers Hike:
We had to cover 17km, and ascend 880 meters.
Definitely one of the most difficult hikes they offer.
Nice report and recommendations! Also great that you saw some huemules--they're apparently less common in that part of the park.

I think there's a lot to do in PN Torres del Paine. Although of course it would be nice to see El Calafate, etc., if you're just looking to do some good hiking you won't be disappointed with the hikes mentioned.
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