This is a post to say thank you. Thank you for showing your support through this tough time. Like every business, we are dependent on each and every one of our clients… you guys!! We wouldn’t be here without you and wouldn’t be able to continue to bring you on incredible adventures long into the
Spring cleaning the house and wondering what to do with your old clothes? Don’t fret..We will take them! The porters at the top of Barranco Wall on Kilimanjaro Roughly 35% of our clients annually travel to Tanzania to take on Kilimanjaro and summit the world’s highest free-standing mountain. We are always trying to collect second-hand outdoor
An article written by one of our expedition doctors Mark Willis, who climbed Mount Elbrus with us in 2019. Millions of people around the world are currently shutting themselves away from their loved ones, their hobbies and their work in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. For the vast majority of these people this
Updated on the 13/03/20: As of this morning, all our Nepal treks for April 2020 have been cancelled due to restrictions put in place by the Nepalese Government. No other expeditions have been effected. All those affected, have been contacted. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and update you with any other changes.
We’re kicking off our next batch of Earth’s Edge talks a little differently! Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it looks like it could be a while before we can all meet in person in Great Outdoors again. So we are hosting our first Zoom Info Talk! When: Tuesday 16th June at 7:00 p.m. Kilimanjaro
Jenny meeting the locals I recently returned from an amazing trip in Peru completing our new Machu Picchu and Choquequirao trek. I’m happy to report it is amazing! In October last year, I made the decision to change our Machu Picchu itinerary and it was fantastic to be able to come out and experience it
Why do people climb Kilimanjaro? The old answer of “because it’s there” doesn’t really cover it. Our guide Aodhnait Carroll explores a few of the reasons people on her trek took on the climb. Why do people climb Kilimanjaro? I’m guessing that by the title of this piece you may be assuming you are about
K2 Base Camp trek trip report was written by our guide Ann Fitzpatrick. Trekking to K2 Base Camp The place-names of Northern Pakistan have been alluring me for years. I’ve long held a fascination for that part of the world reading about intrepid travellers and spies, players in the Great Game. The names Baltistan, Baltoro,
In April of this year, our guide Louise Lawrence took a group from St. Michael’s College on the trip of a lifetime. They went to India to bring computers to a school, teach the students there how to use them, and finally go on a trekking and rafting adventure! Here she tells us all about
People looking to save money on trekking often ask about climbing Kilimanjaro solo versus going with a group. Many are experienced trekkers and feel they don’t need a guide or porters to get them to the roof of Africa. The reality is that altitude trekking is very different from a normal day in the Irish
This article by our guide Brian Bateson runs through some of his favourite training hikes to get you ready for your big adventure! This is a great addition to our previous guide to the best hikes in Wicklow which you can read here. “In revenge for Bláthnat’s betrayal of her husband Cú Roí, his poet
This article will bring you through all you need to know about speaking Swahili on Kilimanjaro. It was written by Louise Lawrence, who’s a guide for Earth’s Edge and has lead several Kilimanjaro Expeditions. She’s also managed to find the translation for the Jambo song, which you’ll be singing for years after your Kili climb!
I recently lead an expedition for Earths Edge to climb Island Peak, ticking off Everest Base camp along the way. I was also asked to write about whether climbing Island Peak was much harder than reaching Everest Base Camp. I’m home a few days now and have had a good bit of time since summit
You’ve heard the stories of the hell of summit night on Kilimanjaro. The lack of sleep, the hiking in the dark, and the 1000 metre elevation gain all sound like reasons not to do it. So why don’t we take a full night’s sleep and get up at our usual time? We would be well
Training for Kilimanjaro – Do I need to be an Olympic athlete? Being in shape and training for Kilimanjaro is obviously very important but it’s not the only factor to think about. A better question to ask is how prepared are you to climb the tallest mountain in Africa? There is more than one element you need