James (Jam) McManus – MD

Jam grew up in Tipperary and from an early age fell in love with the outdoors. He got his first job as a guide in 1999 and set up Earth’s Edge in 2007. He splits his time between running the business and leading four to five expeditions per year.

Each year he climbs a big mountain in the greater ranges with friends. He is passionate about the importance of going on adventures in a fun, safe and sustainable way. For more about Jam and his journey click here.   

Eleanor (Ele) McAree – Operations

Ele moved home to Ireland in 2017 after 5 years of traveling in Australia and New Zealand. She has a BAHons in Communications and worked in sales and marketing before joining the Earth’s Edge office team.

Passionate about the outdoors and adventure, Ele works in the Operations side of things – ensuring our trips run as smoothly as possible. When not working, Ele loves an adrenaline rush, exploring new places and is happiest when outdoors. She summited Kilimanjaro in 2019 and has Kang Yatse II and Aconcagua in her sights!

 Joyce (JB) Bartley – Customer Service

JB is originally from Cork where she studied Psychology in UCC before falling in love with the outdoors. She signed up to climb Kilimanjaro in August 2017 with Earth’s Edge and hasn’t looked back since.

Since joining the company she has undertaken her first adventure race, conquered her first 6,000m peak in the Himalayas (Island Peak) and has enrolled in a Fitness and Personal training program. She’s heading for Machu Picchu next and lining up more challenges along the way!


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