December 19, 2012

los andes.

{hotel ayelen.}
{old closed hotel underneath a natural bridge once used by the incas.}
{a nun. tee hee hee.}

{there she is, behind that big fat cloud that wouldn't move for us.}
a few days ago i took a quick trip to the mountains.
just a few hours outside of mendoza sits one of the seven summits of the world, Aconcagua.
at 22, 837 ft. tall, she's a beast.
two friends and i went to stay at hotel ayelen so i could shoot some photos and give a quick social media lesson for the owner of the hotel.
the hotel sits at the very base of Aconcagua in a tiny town called, penitentes.
the last place for climbers to acclimate before they start their two week ascent. 
the drive up was absolutely stunning as i've never laid eyes on mountains that tall.
(seven years in tibet was filmed there.  helllllo brad pitt.)
i'm scared to say it but i think i've just added climbing Aconcagua to my bucket list.


The Braided Bandit said...

What an adventure, this looks so gorgeous! I think thats an awesome thing to add to your bucket list too, and that old closed hotel-- would LOVE to do some exploring there!

Jess {The In-Between} said...

Loving the old hotel and the nuns skirt. Good capture!

laura said...

Hahaha! What great timing with the nun!

And - you go on climbing that beast!

Anonymous said...

What an incredible location for a hotel! My gosh. Those photos are incredible. I must travel more. You're giving me the itch, big time.

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

wow this looks amazing. i want to travel!!

Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

Your photos are amazing! It sounds like you're having an amazing trip - what an amazing adventure :)


Bailey@Lost&Found said...

Oh my, I want to go! New addition to my ever growing bucket list :)

Lena said...

That first picture is absolutely beautiful. And the nun picture.. I'm seriously laughing out loud over here. I think that you should totally climb Aconcagua. I'll come with you and it will be some serious blog friends mountain conquering. Hmm, that sounds pretty much like heaven. :)

Jenna said...

Absolutely stunning!!! And the history surrounding everything must be so fascinating! We want to visit South America for our honeymoon :)


sweet harvest moon said...

Love the pictures!

Treasure Tromp said...

absolutely beautiful! loving that nun!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

gorgeous photos! the one of the nun is too funny.

Renee Arianna said...

How amazing is that old hotel? Have mercy I want to see this in person.

kylie said...


that nun? hilarious