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“edgar”(17 reviews)
"Lonely Summits" is Leading Tour Operator in mountaineering in Ecuador. We offer outdoor programs in the South American continent, from very easy trekking, moderate hikes to technical high altitude climbs, according to the client´s skills and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Quito 170350, Ecuador
+593 2-453-6059
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

My family had a wonderful time. It was their first big mountain, we are outdoor enthusiasts. This is not a casual excursion, you must be in very good condition. Be ready to hike at altitude on steep, icy slopes for more than 8 hours in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fred J
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Edgar is a very unprofessional guide and overpriced. I would look elsewhere for reasons of safety and getting the best experience for your money. Terrible experience.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Aaron T
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I booked my Cotopaxi tour with Lonely Summits through the Secret Garden Cotopaxi. With the two brothers Edgar and Segundo I felt extremely safe as they were incredibly experienced and very attentive. Always adjusting their tempo to our pace, they led us up the gigantic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ericoneils
Reviewed April 12, 2018

This was my second mountaineering trip with guide Edgar Parra from Lonely Summits in Ecuador. Edgar is the best mountaineering guide I have seen so far. He provides the best and safest mountaineering experience and is very consistent in high quality of service. I took...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Andrew E
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

I did their acclimatization, Cayambe and Chimbarazo program. Everything was extremely well organized and managed. All events happened on time. All guides speak good English. The owner, Edgar Parra, speakes exceptionally good English and German. Everyone from Lonely Summits I had a chance to interact...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 94valr
Reviewed April 24, 2017

If you are looking for a guide for hiking and climbing choose Lonely Summits. Edgar was our guide for a week in Ecuador and was an amazing resource. In the mountains he is very easy to work with and is extremely experienced. His easy going...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Geoff P
Reviewed April 22, 2017

I traveled with Edgar in Ecuador for one week and every aspect was dialed and smooth. Edgar is a fantastic guide and very accomplished mountaineer that earned our trust very quickly. He was very flexible and accommodating based on our experience and comfort levels as...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank mychalmccormick
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Been climbing for over 10 years. Edgar is by far the best guide I have ever climbed with. Multi lingual, endlessly energetic, positive, talented, strong climber and above all safe. Edgar goes the extra mile and helps his clients safely climb to their limits. Sometimes...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank DavidJoseph89
Reviewed June 23, 2015

Edger of Lonely Summits was our guide for climbing Iliniza Norte in Ecuador. We stayed overnight at the Refugio (base camp lodge) and did the summit the next morning. Edger is honestly the best guide I've had mountain climbing. He was incredibly attentive to safety,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank ACallToAdventure
Reviewed January 24, 2015

Edgar and his team are the best I ever found around the world: they are extremely expert on, and about, the mountain we climbed, they are also very friendly and their organisation works well. The tour is very well designed with some days of acclimatation...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Alessandro G
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