We send detailed information to all our clients in advance of departure, outlining best practice in your chosen destination. We will educate you on local customs and encourage everyone to be respectful and aware of local beliefs and to remain mindful of potential differences and pitfalls. We will encourage you to be mindful of where you invest your money while traveling – we want you to help us put money directly back into the local economies and minimise the potentially harmful effects of a robust tourism industry on the local culture. We will also offer advice on tipping. We ensure the money is divided fairly between the local guides, cooks, porters and drivers. We offer specific tipping advice for each of our destinations in keeping with the local guidelines on best practice.
We plant three native trees in Ireland on behalf of each of our clients. If you would like us to plant more trees on your behalf, please let us know; it only costs €1 to sponsor each additional tree! Better still, if you would like to join us on our next tree planting day – please register here or get in touch through firstname.lastname@example.org !
Leave no Trace
We enforce a strict Leave no Trace policy on all expeditions. We educate all our clients on how to minimise your negative impact on the environments in which you travel and offer Leave no Trace training on every expedition.
Cut single-use plastic
Earth’s Edge provide all water on the expedition trails and we encourage all our clients to bring your own water-bladders and Nalgenes to be filled in an effort to eliminate or minimise the need for the purchase of single use plastic water bottles.
If you have any hiking gear or equipment at home that you no longer use please get in touch through email@example.com and donate to our equipment lending programme to help the porters of Kilimanjaro. Or you can donate directly to KPAP and help support the vital work they do kiliporters.org. If you would like to know more about our work with KPAP please contact us or see our ‘Equipment Lending Programme’.