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5 must-have items for your expedition first aid kit

There’s a reason we send a doctor on every one of our expeditions. Having a medical professional and an expedition first aid kit is hugely important. But while you don’t have to worry about the big things, there are also the tiny bugbears that can throw your day off. Little irritations can become a big

Thermal Mask from Great Outdoors, Earth's Edge

Finding the perfect Christmas gift for your hiker friend

Christmas Gift Ideas for Hikers We all have a friend who can be tricky to buy for come Christmas time. You know the kind – the regular box of chocolates or bath stuff just doesn’t seem right, and they’d rather be lacing up their boots and going for a hike than sitting around on Christmas

Trekking to Machu Picchu with Earth's Edge for solo travel

Why a trekking holiday is perfect for solo travel

If you’ve never been away on your own before, it can be a little nerve-wracking to plan your first solo trip. If all of your previous holidays have been spent with friends, it can seem a bit overwhelming to do the whole thing yourself, and you might have some niggling concerns… will you be lonely?

How hard is the peak of Kilimanjaro

How to prevent altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro

Trekking up Kilimanjaro is a dream for many people. But climbing the tallest mountain in Africa isn’t a walk in the park. As you work your way up the mountain, and the oxygen gets thinner, altitude sickness can strike. And it doesn’t matter who you are – it can affect anyone, no matter how fit

Jumping at the top of Kilimanjaro, Earth's Edge

How to find the best hiking boots

If you’re heading off on a bucket list expedition, one of the most important things you’ll need is a pair of the absolute best hiking boots. Choose correctly, and these will change your life while you’re trekking up Kilimanjaro or to Everest Base Camp. But choose the wrong pair, and you’ll be cursing your poor

Hydration on Everest Base Camp - Earth's Edge

What to eat when you’re trekking

One of the best parts of a big expedition is all the food that you have to eat along the way. When you’re trekking for eight hours or more every day, you need to make sure you have the energy to keep going. But what are the best foods to eat when you’re trekking? What

Climbing Kilimanjaro with Earth's Edge peak

How to train for Kilimanjaro

The climb up Kilimanjaro is one of the most challenging expeditions there is.. but it’s also one of the most rewarding. If you’re thinking of tackling it yourself, you’re probably wondering how best to train for Kilimanjaro. The good news is, you don’t have to have years of mountain climbing experience under your belt in

Flags at Everest Base Camp, Earth's Edge

How to take electronics to Everest Base Camp

  If we lived in an ideal world, we’d probably all love the chance to unplug completely, especially on an expedition as special as the one to Everest Base Camp. But the reality is, when you’re faced with sights this breathtaking, you’re going to want to take pictures. That means you’re going to need to

Peru Porters with Earth's Edge

How we’ve helped our porters during the pandemic

There’s no doubt about it – 2020 has been an incredibly tough year. But while COVID-19 has had a brutal impact on our lives here in Ireland, we are fortunate enough to have support systems in place that have helped us all through this year. However bad things get, we know we’re not going to

Food on the Inca Trail with Earths Edge

What you’ll eat on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu

There are many reasons to hike the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. The incredible scenery, the sense of accomplishment, the friendships you make along the way. But one of the indisputable bonuses is the fact you need to keep your strength up, which means eating as many high calorie, high-energy foods as you can

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5 Best Mountaineering Films & Documentaries

Are you in need of a good mountaineering documentary fix? If so, then we’ve got you covered. We’ve asked the Earth’s Edge team to write down their 5 best mountaineering films & documentaries and this is what we got! Do you fancy a challenge of your own? Whether it’s Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or Machu

Kilimanjaro Packing List

What do you need to climb Kilimanjaro?

  So you’ve just booked your trip to Kilimanjaro and now you are wondering what to pack? At Earth’s Edge we have over 13 years experience of leading hiking expeditions to some of the most stunning locations in the world! View our full list of expeditions here. Throughout the years we have fine-tuned the perfect

Are you looking for work in Ireland?

Have you lost your job due to Covid-19 or are you a new graduate looking for experience? If you are struggling to find work in Ireland, then we have some information to share with you that might help. Under the government’s Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), the state helps businesses, who have seen their turnover

Interns Wanted!

  Are you passionate about adventure travel and have the digital skills we need? We are currently looking for two individuals to start a 3-month internship with us; one in SEO digital marketing and the second in digital video. If you’re interested and want to find out more, click below.

Covid 19 in Peru and what we are doing

  Peru is one of the world’s worst hit countries by Covid 19. The virus has swept through the country with devastating effect. Edgar, Maruja and the rest of our team are all ok but many of the elderly people in their lives are sick and, in some cases, have passed away. It is an

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