After a quick glimpse of Salto Grande waterfall, we caught a morning ferry to the trailhead for the roughly six mile hike to Grey Glacier. It would be our longest hike during our ten day tour of Torres Del Paine, and we’d be completing in with a hiker as young as 8 and as old as 74. We had three generations of Zell-Kelleys on the trail, and everyone performed well. We had some blustery wind and rain in certain parts, but we reached the overlooks to the glacier and camp.
We camped at the Refugio at Grey Glacier. The refugio had a restaurant, small store, bathrooms, showers, and other amenities. We opted to rent tents, sleeping bags, and pads. I’d never rented equipment in this way before, and I found it to be a positive experience. The gear was decent, and we didn’t have to lug our own stuff on our backs.