It takes about 5-10 days (weather dependant) to circumnavigate Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy massif. A few days of glacier travel on the Ice Cap and you are ready to see flora again.
Robin and I pulled along a couple belgians and had a blast in good but windy weather. highly recommend it!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe