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Lonely Summits

Quito, Ecuador
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About Lonely Summits
"Lonely Summits" is Leading Tour Operator in mountaineering in Ecuador. We offer climbing and outdoor programs in Ecuador and South American continent, from very easy trekking, moderate hikes to technical high altitude climbs, according to the client´s skills and desires. We are direct Tour Operator, and are able to communicate in several languages like English, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian. We are looking forward to assisting you at any time. Lonely Summits Team.
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Birgit wrote a review Jan 2021
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I highly recommend this tour. Great challenge and just great when you did it. Despite of the difficulties of the Covid-Situation they organised it very well, were quite flexible, I had a good guide and the price is fair.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Iola H wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom16 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely amazing experience with Edgar and his team. Cotopaxi is the most incredible experience- stunning, fun, challenging and couldn’t have done it without the incredible guides. Thank you so much!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Maureen wrote a review Oct 2020
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Ecuador was a fantastic playground for climbing and trekking. The scenery is spectacular as there is so much diversity all within a few hours of driving. We started acclimatizing with Fuya Fuya, Imbabura, Wawa Pichincha, and Rucu Pichincha - lunch with the hawks was amazing. Then we summited Illiniza Norte with a great stay at the Refuge. Our last summit was Cotopaxi before we relaxed at the Termas Papallacta. Edgar Parra did a great job. We felt very safe on all the climbs as his competency, attitude, and encouragement were all 100%. We a looking forward to a return trip to Ecuador or perhaps venture to another venue in South America with Lonely Summits.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Novruzi wrote a review Feb 2020
Baku, Azerbaijan60 contributions27 helpful votes
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I would like to thank Lonely Summits company for helping me with all my travel needs around Ecuador and arranging great trip. Representatives met me on the border with Columbia and showed me Ecuador from North to South. Overall an amazing trip including mountain climbing with my very professional guide Edgar Parra. I appreciate entire team’s effort in putting it all together for me. Special thanks to Edgar and Galina for wonderful time and memorable trip. I loved every minute of our trip and would happily use your services again and recommend it to all my friends.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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SINN wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles63 contributions41 helpful votes
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I successfully climbed Cotopaxi as part of the Lonely Summits' private 3 day Cotopaxi climb in January 2020. There are a lot of logistics around the climb. All of it was well organized and perfectly executed by Lonely Summits (Galina, Edgar, Segundo). My mountain guide was William Revere and I thought he was very good. We were lucky with the weather, but at the same time we also executed everything well. For example, we got up with everyone in the Refugio, but were the first out on the trail. Things like that do contribute to whether you summit or not. Afterwards I did a Chimborazo climb with a group that hired individual guides "off the street", i.e. non-affiliated with a known company, and things did not go as well. Guides get paid whether you summit or not and so, unless reputation is involved, as it is with a known and reviewed company like Lonely Summits, it's actually in the guide's interest to turn back as soon as possible. Weather and your physical conditioning are probably the biggest factors in whether you summit or not, but guide's efforts and motivation are also very important. For example, on Chimborazo, our guide started complaining and talking about turning back 20 min out the gate. My opinion: don't skimp, hire a reputable company, e.g. Lonely Summits, and you'll significantly increase you chances for success.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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