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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

With my great Irish friends on Barranco Wall

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 unrivalled

The art of walking slowly

  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
Layers while hiking

The importance of layers while hiking

This article tackles the matter of layers while hiking. It was written by one of our expedition leaders – Mary Gunning, who has led several expeditions to the summit of Kilimanjaro. The importance of layers while hiking Layering is a simple idea based on putting one layer on top of the other to stay warm –

The best food for hiking

Nutritional Tips for Earth’s Edge Expeditions

This article tackles the matter of expedition nutrition. What is the best hiking food before, during and after your expedition? During a multi-day expedition, your body and mind will be put under a lot of stress, far more than on a normal day. It is important that you look after yourself not only during the

Trekking to Stok Kangri

Stok Kangri August 2017 Trip Report

This trip report was written by experienced guide John Healy about his adventures on our Stok Kangri expedition in August 2017. Diversity could be the key word to describe this August’s Stok Kangri trek and climb. From weaving through the chaotic hustle and bustle in the heat of Delhi’s city to the quiet trails amid a

A beginner’s guide to mountain trekking

Ready to accumulate vertical, but short on skills? These 10 simple tips will help you along your way! Pack light. You do not need a clean outfit every day! Choose fabrics that don’t absorb moisture and avoid cotton. The packing guide provided by Earth’s Edge is spot on.     Pay the little extra. Invest in

Everest Base Camp May 2017 Trip Report

  A trip report written by highly experienced Earth’s Edge Guide, Louise Lawrence who led the expedition team to Everest Base Camp in May 2017. Nepal – what an amazing place.  It has always been one of my top favourite countries to visit and I was really looking forward to getting back to Kathmandu and

Everest Base Camp September 3rd Trip Report 2017

Everest Base Camp September 3rd – 20th 2017 This trip report was written by one of our guides Rhys Llyweln of his adventures on our Everest Base Camp Trip in September 2017. To Call it a trip of a lifetime is an under statement The thoughts and images that come into my head when Everest is mentioned

Everest Base Camp Report 6th September 2017

This trip report was written by one of our guides Mary Gunning of her adventures on our Everest Base Camp Trip in September 2017. We meet up as a group in Dublin Airport full of anticipation and trepidation before flying to Nepal to tackle Everest Base Camp. When we land we stay overnight in Kathmandu before heading to

Doctor on the Col – Life as Expedition Doctor

Written by our expedition doctor Nicola Cochrane, who was the expedition medic on one of our Everest Base Camp Expeditions in 2016. Let’s Go Outside It’s a natural instinct to crave the outdoors when working day to day in offices and institutions with a frenetic eternal demand on your attention from emails, telephones and humans.  At least

Aconcagua trek

Sun, Dust & Cold Air Protection

About Jam: James McManus (aka Jam) owns and runs Earth’s Edge. He has over 20 years’ experience and leads many expeditions to altitude each year. When our social media guru Micheál asked me to write an article on dust, cold air and sun projection, I wasn’t sure people would find it an interesting topic! However, the

Everest Base Camp – October 2016 Report

This trip report was written by one of our trekkers Megan White of her adventures on our Everest Base Camp Trip in October 2016. Having being a novice hiker for only a few years – my highest claim to fame being Croagh Patrick, I was more than a little adventurous when I decided to tackle Everest Base Camp.

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