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
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
This is an expedition report from Dómhnall O’Connor, an Earth’s Edge expedition doctor. We are the only Irish company to send a practising doctor on ALL of our trips. Read on to find out why Kilimanjaro with an Expedition Doctor I recently travelled to Arusha, Tanzania with a group from Earth’s Edge to summit Kilimanjaro and stand on
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
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.
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
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
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
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