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Is Everest Base Camp dangerous

Is Everest Base Camp dangerous?

Big thanks to Rob Coffey for writing this article. Rob is an experienced Earth’s Edge guide who specialises in Adventure Therapy and Education. Here he answers the question “Is Everest Base Camp dangerous for trekking? Is Everest Base Camp Dangerous? It’s an interesting question to ask; is this trek dangerous to an average, fit trekker?

Elbrus or Aconcagua

Elbrus or Aconcagua – Which is more difficult?

Elbrus or Aconcagua – Which is harder? It’s a common question, both by those who have done one or the other and indeed by some who have done both but which do I think is harder? Elbrus or Aconcagua? One is covered on all sides by glaciers and snow, on the other, gravel or rubble

Flora and Fauna of Machu Picchu

Flora and Fauna on Machu Picchu

This guide to the Flora and Fauna of Machu Picchu was written by Eileen Farrell who came to Machu Picchu with us in October 2018. Eileen’s background is in Fine Art Painting and Textiles. She was a knitwear designer for 16 years before becoming an Irish Tour guide. She’s an avid Hill Walker and has

Macchu Picchu view

Machu Picchu Trip Report September 2018

This Machu Picchu Trip Report was written by Ronan Lenihan, an experienced Earth’s Edge guide. This itinerary describes the route we used to take on our Machu Picchu Trek. We have since updated this trip to take in some extra sights, including Choquequirao, Machu Picchu’s less visited sister city. You can read about our new Machu Picchu Trek itinerary

Ladakh Tri-Adventure

Our First Ladakh Tri-Adventure Expedition

Sometimes I lose sight of how much progress we have made at Earth’s Edge over the last 11 years, but when I think back to when I started in 2007 it always makes me smile. At that time the company was me and my laptop sitting in my parent’s front room waiting for emails and

Kenya Tri-Adventure

Kenya Tri-Adventure Trip Report – November 2018

I can only describe the Kenya Tri-Adventure as a “trip of a lifetime”! It is a fantastic experience, a little tough at times but very doable and worth all the effort. Dare I say, the best trip that I have done with Earth’s Edge, and that’s with over 25 trips! The Tri-Adventure is a trip

Everest Base Camp From Ireland

Everest Base Camp Trip Report

This trip report was written by Orla Bowers, who has been on two Earth’s Edge Expeditions. Her first trek was to the roof of Africa, and her second was to Everest Base Camp. Here she talks about her experience from the food, the games, and the journey to Everest Base Camp from Ireland. Getting to

Machu Picchu Trek

A Machu Picchu Trek with a Difference

Our Managing Director James McManus talks through our new Machu Picchu Trek, why we’ve changed it, and why taking the trip with us here at Earth’s Edge is the best choice for you. The Ultimate Machu Picchu Trek When we first started treks to Machu Picchu I never wanted to do the Royal Inca Trail.

Pollution in Nepal

Environmental Issues and pollution in Nepal – A Tale of Two Halves

The capital city of Kathmandu is bustling and densely populated with intriguing culture, peaceful people and exotic religions at every turn. Despite the ubiquitous abject poverty and pollution in Nepal, the people are happy and friendly. The city is a reminder of the resilience of humanity and how lucky most people in Western societies are in

Mera Peak Trek

Trekking to Mera Peak

Trekking to Mera Peak; an expedition report. This trip report was written by James McManus (aka Jam) who owns and runs Earth’s Edge. He has over 20 year’s experience and leads many expeditions to altitude each year. We made it to Kathmandu with no issues and spent the evening sorting rental gear and having food. The

Lakpa’s Kilimanjaro Adventure

In August 2018 Lakpa Pinasa Sherpa joined us on one of our Kilimanjaro Adventures! Lakpa has been working with Earth’s Edge since 2012, trekking with us to Everest Base Camp over 15 times. Lakpa has worked on over 15 Earth’s Edge expeditions since 2012. Lakpa won our guide exchange programme in 2017 which is part of

Earth’s Edge moves Whest 2018

During the amazing weather back in June, we were all chilling in Herbert Park having lunch and loving the summer vibes. Ele, Babs & JB suggested we go on holidays so I said feck it and Babs put the wheels in motion to move to the metropolis of Lahinch in the sunny mid-west. Sometimes we

Guide Exchange Programme

Lakpa wins the Guide Exchange Programme 2017

We set up the Guide Exchange Programme in 2016 as part of our wider CSR strategy to recognise the great work of all our local guides throughout the world. Mohamed Toudaoui from Morocco won the award in 2016. At Earth’s Edge, we send an Irish expedition leader and doctor on all expeditions in order to deliver an

Training Photo

The art of walking slowly

Written by Mike Jones, a guide who has led many successful trips with Earth’s Edge. There are many secrets or tips to successfully reaching a high altitude goal such as standing atop of Africa or trekking through the Himalayas to view the mighty Mount Everest.  These include staying hydrated, fuelling your body and getting plenty of rest along the journey.  And

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