After flying from Salt Lake City to Atlanta to Buenos Aries (1 day layover) to Bariloche and staying in town a few days to get information and food we hiked up to the Frey. At the end of the trail from Cathedral is the Refugio (Emilio) Frey.
We spent plenty of time in here avoiding the wind and a few rain storms.
Because of the wind and weather it was easy to meet people either behind the Refugio looking for somewhere wind-sheltered to setup their cook stoves or inside when the weather was particularly bad.
The hosts graciously distributed candles to the tables after dark.
Obvious pastime at the Refugio: watching parties climbing the Aguja Frey
Part 2 will be the climbing here!