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Himalayas Trek – Trip Report October 2007

Did you know that Earth’s Edge is 10 this year? To celebrate our Birthday, we decided to repeat our first ever trek in the Himalayas. This time 10 years ago, our MD and founder James undertook the first ever Earth’s Edge trek to the Himalayas. His friend Sinéad was on the trek and here is the article

Kilimanjaro porters

Gear Collection for Kilimanjaro Porters

If you’ve ever been to the roof of Africa, you know just how incredible the Kilimanjaro porters are. You also may have noticed that many of them don’t have the best gear for taking on high altitude. We have been working with the Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Programme since 2015 and one of the many things they do is

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Trekking

Alan Kenny is a co-owner of Fitness4Life Ireland, an online training and nutrition company for women. He travelled with us to Kilimanjaro in 2015 and recently returned from bringing a team of clients to Everest Base Camp in May 2017. A couple of hundred metres below the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, trying to take in

Kilimanjaro – February 2017 Trip Report

Written by our expedition leader Ann Fitzpatrick, who led our Kilimanjaro Climb in February 2017. I knew our Kilimanjaro trip had been a success when I walked back into the bar of the restaurant to find all the gang sitting interlocked on the floor swaying to “Rock the Boat”, followed by the conga around the room. 15

Jam & Rosie’s Patagonia Adventure

Lastminute.com, we found out Rosie had to delay her departure to Patagonia which meant I was going to spend the first few days trekking in Patagonia by myself. Although I love my wife dearly, this was great news as it meant I was going to get to spend some time trekking solo which is always

Stok Kangri Trek Trip Report

This trip report was written by one of our trekkers Olive Kelly of her adventures on our Stok Kangri trek in August 2016. I gave myself the weekend to think about it and make a decision. I always thought I would go to India for Yoga. Now I was thinking of going to climb a 6,153m mountain. My natural habitat

Great Wall of China Trek – Doctor Trip Report October 2016

Written by our expedition doctor Colm Power, who was the expedition medic on our Great Wall of China Trek October 2016 This was my third expedition as doctor with Earth’s Edge.  I have previously been on expeditions to Kilimanjaro and to Machu Picchu.  This one, in my opinion, rates equally high with my previous two

Mohamed’s Kilimanjaro Adventure

Earlier this year we launched the guide exchange programme to share knowledge and best practices among our local teams. We also wanted to say thanks for all the great work they do for us. Mohamed Toudaoui from Morocco won this years competition and he climbed Kilimanjaro with us in August. This is his trip report! ——————————————————————————————————————————————— I

Stok Kangri trekking

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

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