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“Fairly rigorous hike with a decent reward at the end”
Review of Refugio Frey

Refugio Frey
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Ridge Walk to Refugio Frey from Bariloche
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Owner description: Camping refuge in the mountain town of Bariloche.
Reviewed 11 February 2013

There is a nice hike up, which was among the more vertical and challenging that we encountered (probably on par with Laguna de Los Tres and Laguna Torre in El Chalten). The hike goes through three separate ecosystems - drybrush, forest and mountain, with some beautiful transitions. The lake on top is beautiful. If you will be hiking in El Chalten or to other mountain lakes, this one is probably redundant.

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Reviewed 19 January 2013 via mobile

We started the hike from the huge parking lot in villa catedral. It took us about three hours to get to the refugio frey on a beatiful trail, where the surrounding changes several times. As we arrived, we were welcomed friendly and informed about hikes for the next day and the afternoon. The small lake beside the refugio was a welcome refreshing! For dinner we ate pizza -> fantastic homemade dough! The matresses in the upper floor aren't very new but easy. We took our good sleepingbags with us and would recommend that. The breakfast was good (homemade bread)! The second day, we walked to laguna schmoll and in this direction to cerro catedral. It was a great two days hike, which we really recommend!

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Reviewed 19 December 2012

Truly spectacular location, if we had our climbing gear this place would be awesome to camp in the summer. We were trekking though and this place gets a bit wild at night as its only a day hike in and is frequented by those on the party backpacking scene, we chose to keep going and camp on our own in the wilderness, which was spectacular. I wouldn't stay in the refugio either, everything is hiked or choppered in so its expensive and really run down and grimy, stay in your own clean tent for much cheaper and quieter night.

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Reviewed 19 December 2012

Great hike! Beautiful views. The refugio is cozy. They have a loft room with tons of dorm style mattresses on the floor. Bring your own food and beers if you can!

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Reviewed 28 November 2012

The hike up, the refugio, the scenery, the ambiance, it's all superb, until you get upstairs to the room and see the mattresses. They are so worn out, some smell like mould, the covers are half ripped,.. Brr...

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