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Everest Base Camp Trek – Trip Report September 2016

Written by our trip leader John Healy, who lead our Everest Base Camp trek from September 7th to 24th, 2016.  The 18 strong cast of the September 2016 Everest Base Camp Trek assembled on a cool afternoon in Dublin airport. For many in the group this would be a first visit to a developing world country and

Jam & Johnjoe on Walking Boots

About Jam & Johnjoe; James McManus (aka Jam) owns and runs Earth’s Edge. He has over 20 years’ experience and leads at least five expeditions to altitude each year. Johnjoe is his dog. * scroll to the bottom of this post to watch Johnjoe’s video! One of the most common questions we get asked is which

‘Where is Kilimanjaro?’ – Trip Report October 2016

Written by our trip leader Alex Kay, who lead our Kilimanjaro trek from October 3rd – 14th, 2016.  I felt excited in the knowledge that I would soon be guiding once again on the highest mountain in Africa, with what would soon turn out to be one of my favourite groups that I have worked with to

Machu Picchu Trek September 2016 – Trip Report

By Ann Fitzpatrick, Expedition Leader Machu Picchu Trek September 2016 I was last in Peru in 2010 when heavy rains and landslides had closed off access to the ruins at Machu Picchu. My friends and I had an amazing holiday anyway but always regretted never having visited the lost city of the Incas. So I

Kilimanjaro Sept 3rd 2016 Trip Report

Written by our trip leader Louise Lawrence, who lead our Kilimanjaro climb from September 3rd to 14th, 2016.  I wake to the sound of my alarm going off at 4.30am, grumpiness turns to excitement as my brain wakes up and I realise I’m off to Africa and the great Kilimanjaro. I arrive half an hour early at

Machu Picchu September 2016 Trip Report

This trip report was written by one of our trekkers, Corah McGuirk on the last day of her Machu Picchu trek, in Sept 2016.  So as I sit here in the airport in Lima reflecting on the last 10 days I can’t actually believe how much we managed to fit in! We arrived in the airport

Swahili on Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro August 2016 Trip Report

Written by our trip leader Lorcan McDonnell, who climbed Kilimanjaro in August, 2016.  My latest team to climb Kilimanjaro was a big one, 23 in total, with a great spread of ages and life experiences. Some were still in school at the beginning of their journey and others had retired and enjoying the rewards of their life’s

Everest Base Camp May 2016 Trip Report

Written by Terrance Glancy, trip leader Everest Base Camp trek, May 2016.  Thankfully Earth’s Edge provide a training weekend for all expeditions two months in advance of the departure date. This weekend provides an opportunity for clients to meet their expedition leader, doctor and fellow trekking mates. This immediately creates an important bond for everyone

Machu Picchu May 2016 Trip Report

Written by James McManus, trip leader Machu Picchu trek, May 2016.  A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to guide a great bunch of people on an 11 day Machu Picchu trek and had an absolute whale of a time! Acclimatisation in Cusco Like all Earth’s Edge trips we placed a massive emphasis

Dermot’s Aconcagua Adventure

Early into the summit day of Aconcagua, when the sun begins to rise on the far side of the mountain ahead of you, and the sky starts to turn slowly from black to blue, there’s a point where you look back and see a perfect triangular shadow of the peak spread across the peaks of

Kilimanjaro Porters

We need your help. We are collecting second-hand clothing for the porters on Kilimanjaro and we want you to send us any old trekking equipment you have that you no longer use. Here is a list of what we want to collect for the porters. Please do not send us anything which does not appear on

Just a small town girl on the roof of Africa!

From Sixmilebridge to Uhuru Peak This is it, only another 40 mins to the top our local guide told me as we arrived at Stella Point. Come on you can do this, my mind encouraged me to keep going as I struggled to drag my legs to Uhuru Peak. I’m shattered! I still can’t feel

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Guide Exchange Programme 2016

To recognise the great work of all our local guides throughout the world, we have launched a guide exchange programme and we need your help in selecting the winning guide. At Earth’s Edge we send an Irish guide and doctor on all expeditions in order to deliver an unrivalled standard of safety and service. They are assisted by

Kilimanjaro February 2016 Trip Report

  Written by John Healy, Expedition Leader Kilimanjaro Expedition February 2016  On arrival at the Earth’s Edge Office in Dublin, there was a great sense of excitement and anticipation as the first Kilimanjaro climb of 2016 was about to begin. The first order of business was to load the Earth’s Edge kit into the car for

tips for Machu Picchu

Top Ten Tips for Machu Picchu

What’s the most important thing to know when planning our trek through the ancient Andes? We’ve compiled a list of our ten top tips for Machu Picchu so you can fully enjoy your experience. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Peru to visit the spectacular ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu.  For Earth’s Edge trekkers,

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