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

Earth's Edge Stok Kangri

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,

Machu Picchu Trek

Johnjoe on Using Diamox

Many people when trekking at altitude take Diamox to help with altitude sickness. Using Diamox increases the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream and means you acclimatise better to altitude. That said, there can be side effects and different people will react differently to Diamox. Luckily we’ve got Johnjoe to talk about best practice around using Diamox

Kenya Tri-Adventure

When we were looking for a destination for our third signature Tri-Adventure expedition the pressure was really on. We are the only company in the world to operate Tri-Adventure expeditions. In the previous two years we ran two amazing tri-adventure expeditions to Ladakh and Uganda, so the bar was set very high. Both were very

Trekking in Morocco

Have you ever considered trekking in Morocco or an adventure holiday in Morocco? If you are looking for somewhere that’s closer to home, affordable, has great adventure sport and amazing food it’s hard to look past Morocco. When I first visited Morocco in 2011 it reminded me of California where I worked as a river guide

Kangri Camping

Trekking in Ladakh

  To put it quite simply, Ladakh is the best location in the world for a trekking holiday. I have been trekking in Ladakh numerous times, most recently in to climb Stok Kangri. If I could return every year I would. First impressions of Ladakh I first visited Ladakh in 2004 aged 21 to complete a