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Join IFMGA certified guide Edgar for a 5 day journey through Ecuador's amazing Volcanoes Avenue and climb 2 of its greatest peaks, Cayambe and Chimborazo.
The avenue of volcanoes in Ecuador, less than 100 kilometres from Quito, might be the most famous avenue in the world for mountaineers. And over the course of 5 days, I want to guide you on a journey through it, highlighted by climbing to the summits of Cayambe (5,790m) and Chimborazo (6,263m).
This 5 day adventure will be intense. Every day will be full of something new and exciting. However, you don’t have to be a climbing expert to enjoy it. Just as long as you are physically fit and have some climbing experience, you will be just fine.
The first part of this trip will begin with the ascent of Cayambe. The climb will take approximately 8 hours, but every minute will be a thrill. We will be scaling ice and rock, but once you reach the summit, the spectacular view will make it well worth it.
Next, we will go to the town of Machachi (2,945m) for a rest day. While in the town, you can enjoy horse riding, shopping in a local market, or relaxing in a hot spring.
For the final portion of the trip, we will climb the highest peak in Ecuador, Chimborazo. The first day of the climb will see us reaching the Hermanos Carrel Refuge (4,800m). After resting in the hut for the evening, we will wake up at midnight and finish the ascent, reaching the glacier covered summit in approximately 8 hours. Once there, you will get to enjoy an unrivalled view.
With so many volcanoes to see and climb in Ecuador’s famous Volcano avenue, you can’t go wrong with any of them. However, I believe Cayambe and Chimborazo are two of the best options. If you wish to climb these amazing peaks, please send me a message.
I can also guide you to the summit of Antisana in Ecuador on this 2-day climb.
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UIAGM/IFMGA-ASEGUIM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.
I am a mountain guide, but also a passionate traveler, climber in rock and ice, and photographer. I spend my free time and holidays exploring new destinations, discovering new mountains and cultures.
I have more than 17 years of experience climbing mountains and volcanoes not only in Ecuador, but also in other South American countries such as Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, and in the Alps in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. I also summited KhanTengri peak in the Himalayas, and Mt. McKinley in Alaska. This experiences prepared me to lead expeditions in challenging routes all around the world.
I studied 6 years of Tourism in the University, and followed ASEGUIM courses to become a mountain guide. I’ve also been evaluated by ENSA, and completed first aid courses in the Ecuadorian Red Cross.
I like guiding people from all around the world, and help them discover and enjoy the mountains, while reaching their objectives. I speak Spanish, English, German, Italian, and a bit of Russian.
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Group of 1
|USD 1702 each|
Group of 2
|USD 1083 each|
Group of 3
|USD 1021 each|
Group of 4
|USD 918 each|
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Edgar Parra\'s guiding service was excellent. His guide understood the mountain, made sure I understood the approach, and did a good job of communicating. While Edgar can\'t control the weather, his guide did a great job of controlling the situations he could control. Highly recommended and would climb with him again.
Edgar was an excellent guide. I have little climbing experience and Edgar was very knowledgeable and instructive. He is a life long climber and he has tons of experience and passion climbing through out the world. He was pleasant and a very nice guy. Unfortunately, the weather was very bad while I was in Ecuador so Edgar came up with a great alternative climb to Cayambe, which was not in good condition due to storms. He knows the mountains like the back of his hand and can relay tons of information, which makes the trip that much more enjoyable. His 4x4 transport and climbing equipment were all top notch. He understood safety and made sure to avoid unnecessary risks. I will climb with Edgar again.
A fantastic trip! Segundo was a wonderful guide and made the trip a lot of fun. Even during difficult weather and when things didn\'t go as expected, he kept a positive attitude and continued to motivate me when I was beginning to lose momentum. I would absolutely recommend this trip and Lonely Summits to anyone looking to visit the beautiful country of Ecuador - whether you\'re an experienced climber or not, the services provided by Lonely Summits are fantastic for any skill level or price point.
I have travelled for several years to climb and hike mountains all over the world. I\'ve had numerous guides, many of which were wonderful. However, I have to say, Edgar Parra has been the best climbing guide I\'ve ever had. He was extremely professional, on time, motivated, encouraging, explained everything and translated for me (due to my lack of Spanish), adjusted our schedule when we had bad weather to ensure we were safe and yet still has a good experience climbing, and has a passion for mountains and climbing like nobody I\'ve ever met before. I will most certainly come back to Ecudor specifically because of Edgar and his positive outlook on life and passion for mountain climbing. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to climb the mountains in Ecuador many of the other other countries he climbs in (Peru, Bolivia, and Russion to name a few more).
Edgar Parra is an excellent mountain guide. He cares about clients very well. Everything went super smoothly. I enjoyed the trip a lot!