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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

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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
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

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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

Stok Kangri Summit

Stok Kangri August 2017 Trip Report

This Stok Kangri trip report was written by experienced guide John Healy about his adventures in August 2017. Diversity could be the keyword to describe the Stok Kangri climb. From weaving through the chaotic hustle and bustle in the heart of Delhi’s city to the quiet trails amid a seemingly endless network of canyons, valleys

A beginner’s guide to mountain trekking

Ready to accumulate vertical, but short on skills? This is the perfect guide to hiking for beginners! 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 us when you book a trip is all you need! Pay the little

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

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. Sun protection at altitude is a key component in mountaineering, as well as dust and cold air protection.  When our social media guru Micheál asked me to write an article

Everest Base Camp Trek

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 Trek Having been 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. My friends

Equipment to tackle Kilimanjaro & Everest Base Camp

This article looks at some of the essential trekking equipment and items to have on two of our most popular treks – Everest Base Camp and Kilimanjaro. Written by one of our expedition leaders – Mary Gunning.   Trekking equipment for Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp So you’ve booked the trip of a lifetime to

Wicklow Training Hikes

Wicklow Training Hikes

Written by our expedition leader Aaron Byrne, an expedition leader on numerous expeditions for Earth’s Edge. Aaron has 20 years experience on mountains all over the world. Here Aaron lists out some of the best Wicklow training hikes to get you in top shape for your expedition!   Planning your training hikes So, you’re planning a trekking

Elbrus – July 2017 Trip Report

Written by our expedition leader Alex Kay, who led on our Elbrus Climb in July 2017. A successful expedition is one that leaves you with life-long memories of fantastic times and endless laughter. No matter what the outcome is on the mountain, these are the moments that you will remember forever – the hilarity of teammates’ noises when

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