We are planning to go to Argentina in August - the height of winter. We are getting conflicting information from friends and travel agents regarding El Calafate - one says that it is fine to go in August, some hotels will be open, and we will be able to visit the glaciers, and the other says that everything will close down and it might get down to -10 degrees (celsius) and it would be impossible to visit the glaciers.
HELP! Has anyone been there at that time of year? What was your experience?