Andean Summit Adventure
Andean Summit Adventure
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Andean Summit Adventure is your specialized tour operator for hiking, trekking, trailrunning, mountaineering and climbing in Ecuador, with Austrian-Ecuadorian ownership. We organize your trips and tours to our wonderful National Parks and climb with you our amazing volcanos, all from one provider: guide, transport, equipment etc. Looking forward to touring with you! We speak English, Spanish, German as well as some French and Italian.
Quito, Ecuador

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Nick V
Harrogate, UK3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Andean Summit were amazing. Every detail was taken care of and their professionalism was faultless. Most importantly they provided us a programme that got us to our goal at the summit of Chimborazo on the 24th December.

On both Cayambe and Chimborazo over half of those who attempted from other organisations failed to summit. Such altitudes require time and acclimatisation, proper advice and safety which ASA provided us.

I cannot recommend their services more highly and advise anyone who wishes to summit Chimborazo uses them and takes their advice.

Thanks to Elizabeth and Jaime
Written January 3, 2023
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Fred C
8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Our objective was to have fun, acclimate gradually and climb at least one major volcano in Ecuador over a two week period. Andean Summit Adventures was exceptional in all facets of our trip, communicating frequently, responding promptly and maintaining contact throughout. Elizabeth is both highly organized and personally experienced. Our guide, Jaime, was our constant companion, mentor, teacher and leader as we progressed through a series of higher and more challenging hikes and summit scrambles. This culminated in a beautiful, blue bird, alpine ascent of Cotopaxi, which was an unforgettable experience. Recent, significant snow presented an avalanche danger on Chimborazo so we only went up to high camp (17,700’). We met almost every type of weather imaginable in a stunning trip through a beautiful country. Muchas gracias para todos, Jaime and Elizabeth!
Written June 14, 2022
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Fred, many thanks for your review! It was a pleasure having you both climb in Ecuador with us. Chimborazo gave us a hard time this past year, conditions were often tricky. But we had excellent conditions on many other climbs ... so all in all we are very happy. Hope to welcome you again some time, all the best from Quito, Elisabeth
Written January 30, 2023
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Luke B
Antwerp, Belgium2 contributions
Jan 2023
Andean Summit Adventure is a world class climbing company in Ecuador! Being from the US, I had never climbed a mountain over 10,000 feet but had my sights set on climbing Mount Cayambe, a nearly 19,000 foot summit. Elisabeth helped me through all steps of the process with very helpful information and recommendations as I prepared.

I was paired with Ivan who i cannot say enough nice things about! He is truly a kind man and an expert on the mountain. He had 25 years of experience and knew exactly how to get me to the summit of Cayambe. It's very important to pay for the right tour company and find an experienced guide such as Ivan as only about 50% of climbers made it to the summit during the day of my trip. I highly recommend Andean Summit Adventure!
Written January 18, 2023
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Luke, many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback about your experience with us. We love to hear that you enjoyed your climb. We hope to welcome you again some time in the future for more adventures, all the best from Quito, Elisabeth
Written January 26, 2023
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Scot N
7 contributions
Jun 2021
Andean Summit Adventure is a top level company with top level service. Elisabeth helped me customize my trip so that I could accomplish all of my goals. This is the best value that can be found when climbing in South America!!!!!

I can not stress enough how helpful and professional she is.

On the climbing side, Jaime, is equally as impressive! He helped me learn new climbing techniques while keeping me safe. He is a professional among professionals. It is also comforting that every where we went people know him and would ask him all types of questions. Obviously others value his expertise too! With his guidance we summitted both Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. Thank you Jaime!!!!!!!!
Written July 12, 2021
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Many thanks for your wonderful words Scot! It was an absolute pleasure to see you succeed on our beautiful volcanos. We hope the memories of your trip will last long and of course would be happy to welcome you again at any time in the future. Stay safe, keep climbing, all the best from Ecuador, Elisabeth
Written August 23, 2021
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Dan V
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Friends
We had an amazing nine day programme with our mountain guide, Jaime, and organised brilliantly by Elisabeth. They got our acclimatisation hikes spot on, slowly increasing our altitude over the duration of the trip, culminating in successful summits of both Cayambe and Chimborazo for us. The trip couldn't have been better. The accommodation and meals were lovely, Jaime was very knowledgeable and we always felt safe in his hands. He made the trip extremely enjoyable and one we will never forget. I can't recommend Andean Summit Adventure more highly.
Written December 26, 2022
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Rainer S
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Dec 2019 • Couples
it was out second visit to equador within one year after we failed to climb chimbo in 2018.
we chose the night from the 31.12 to the 1.1.2020 for our summit push and we reached the summit on 1.1.2020 at 8am.
the entire tour as organised by elisabeth from andean summit adventure was just awesome from day one when we arrived until the day when we departed from quito on 3.1
so what made the difference between dealing with andean summit adventure and the other agency which arranged our trip in 2018.
planning of the itinerary of the trip went extremely smooth and we never had to wait more than 24 hours to get a reply to questions as rgds to the trip.
the itinerary including the acclamatisation process was perfectly planned and all hotels excellent with volcano luna in banos right on the top of the list.
as rgds to the chimbo climb which was obviously the highlight of the trip the patience and endurance of jaime our guide was remarkable.
euqadorian guides as we found out in 2018 and now during our climb when we spoke to fellow climbers at carrel refugio find constant excuses why not to continue with the climb. none of our fellow climbers even made it to 6000m as their guides discouraged them with arguments such as they are too slow, it is still too many hours to go and climbers have to reach the summit before 7 am as it otherwise gets too dangerous( nonsense of course)
Jaime and Hilarion his colleague from Bolivia had endless patience and brought us up to the summit and safely down and we can’t thank them enough.

Thank you Elisabeth and Andean Summit for this amazing trip
Anyone who wants to get more inside info,feel free to email me at rs@fastmail.net

hasta entonces amigos
Written January 16, 2020
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Dear Bong and Rainer, many thanks for taking your time and sharing your Ecuador experience with climbers and travellers out there. We appreciate that a lot! Your tour was very special, also for us and we enjoyed it a lot. Sharing the time with you and our colleague from Bolivia was great. We admire your determination and strategic approach to go for the summit and all that with not the very best weather conditions. Congratulations again to the both of you! We'll be happy to welcome you again in our wonderful country for some more climbing adventures. Stay safe dear friends and enjoy some skiing in Tyrol for us as well! Cheers, Elisabeth & Jaime
Written January 20, 2020
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Laura A
7 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
We did Iliniza Norte with Jaime, he looked after us like if we were his family. Despite the little we knew eachother I felt I was in safe hands straight away.
Then we tried to summit Cotopaxi, Jaime is one of the most adventurous man I've ever known but at all times he made sure we were going to our own pace and that we didn't get tired too quickly.
He is very flexible and will accommodate to your needs. Despite we didn't summit Cotopaxi because of the weather conditions and my fears, we would choose again and again Andean Summit Adventures. They don't only provide high technical hikes but also for all type of levels and whole packs of aclimatization for you to start from the bottom if never hiked high volcanoes before.
Elisabeth was so responsive and quick, very efficient and professional. I know you can find cheaper agencies but sometimes it is worthy to pay a bit more of money and to know where you are getting into.
We will try that Cotopaxi again sooner or later and will definitely trust in them again.
Written March 2, 2021
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Laura, many thanks for your detailled feedback, we appreciate that a lot. So good to know that you had a good experience! We are looking very much forward to receiving you one day for completing the mission Cotopaxi! All the best from sunny Quito, Elisabeth
Written July 7, 2021
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Mark P
8 contributions
Oct 2022
A club trip for a UK mountaineering club.
Excellent experience. Elizabeth was professional and highly organized - even when circumstances required changes to the itinerary (e.g. different group members choosing different peaks). Alternative peaks sometimes needed to be arranged (i.e. Cotopaxi unexpectedly closed due to volcanic activity). The guides were superb, and we really appreciated their efforts & the sharing of their photos with us!
Hope to return one day, thanks for helping us arrange such a memorable/successful mountaineering trip!
Written November 22, 2022
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Sasang Doc
8 contributions
Jan 2020
Jaime and Elisabeth made an excellent team coordinating and guiding my climbs up to Pasachoa, Iliniza Norte, Cotopaxi, and Chimborazo. Thanks to Jaime's guidance and climbing pace, I was able to summit all four peaks without feeling winded or succumb to altitude. Elisabeth goes the extra mile, promptly answering all questions and consistently stays in touch to make sure clients are safe and satisfied with their services. There are many qualified guides in Ecuador, but Andean Summit Adventures is without a doubt the best option to take when climbing in the Andes. After searching the internet and reading reviews, I'm pretty sure you'll come to the same conclusion. The mountains themselves were stunningly beautiful and easily worth the trip from Oregon to Ecuador, but proper acclimatization, especially for Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, is a must. Out of three rope teams, my guide and I were the only ones to summit Chimborazo, and I suspect the reason was due to inadequate acclimatization.
Written February 9, 2020
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Many thanks for sharing your experience and congratulations once again for all the summits! I finally got all pics of your climbs together and will share them with you as well. We hope you'll keep enjoying great memories of your trip and would be very happy to welcome you again sometime on one of your tours in Ecuador or beyond. We wish you all the best and send you muchos saludos desde el Ecuador, Elisabeth & Jaime
Written February 10, 2020
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Wayfaring_1
Augusta, GA7 contributions
Jan 2021
I had a wonderful experience with Andean Summit Adventures and would highly recommend them to anyone planning on traveling to Ecuador.
Elisabeth is responsive to any questions you might have and gives good recommendations in addition to organizing your trip quickly and efficiently. Jaime is one of the best guides I have ever had the pleasure to hike with. His positive attitude and love of the mountains really made the experience a pleasure and his skill and knowledge made me feel safe.
Written January 31, 2021
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Many thanks for your nice feedback! We appreciate that a lot. Stay safe and hope to see you soon some time. Cheers, Elisabeth
Written July 7, 2021
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