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Earth’s Edge Podcast

Inspiring stories of adventure and exploration. The Earth’s Edge podcast talks to mountain guides, expedition doctors, aspiring climbers and travel enthusiasts about what draws them back to mountains time and time again.

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EP 12: Steve O'Donaghue

This week I chat to Stephen O’Donoghue who was part of my team on an expedition to Machu Picchu and Choquequirao in 2019. We discuss his high and low points of all his trips and he shares his top tips for anyone thinking of getting into hiking.

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EP 11: Barbra Nzvaura

This week I chat to Babs Nzvaura who worked for Earth’s Edge from 2014 to 2018. She tells me about climbing Kilimanjaro, crossing high passes on the way to Everest Base Camp and her love for India and Ladakh. We also chat about being Black and Irish and how that impacts her life. 

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EP 10: Robbie O'Raw

This week I chat to Robbie O’Raw who got sick while climbing Mount Elbrus in 2019 and unfortunately didn’t make the summit. Before he had boarded the flight back to Ireland from Russia he had already signed up to go back to Mount Elbrus this year! We also talk about the ending of a bad relationship being the catalyst for him finding the outdoors and restoring his mental health.

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EP 9: Joe Keena

This week I chat to Joe Keena who has been an expedition doctor on 9 trips for Earth’s Edge. Joe shares stories from all his adventures over the years including getting sick himself on South America’s highest peak, Aconcagua. We also discuss what it’s like sharing a tent with your partner while working on a trek and a lot more!

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EP 8: Louise Lawrence

This week I had a chat with Louise Lawrence, who has led over 25 expeditions for Earth’s Edge. We talk about her childhood growing up in a family who always went on adventures and some of the amazing trips she has been on over the years. 

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EP 7: Micheál Penston

Micheál has a fascinating story and a great outlook on life. He changed careers twice before finding his true passion in life working as a personal trainer. We also discuss his trip to Kilimanjaro in 2018 where he suffered greatly to reach the roof of Africa.

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EP 6: Marian Timmons

Marian Timmons first found adventure at the age of 52 and her story is one you want to hear! A stressful job and a busy family life saw Marian tip the scales at 20 stone. She knew she had to make some serious changes so she signed up to go to Peru and started training. Nine months later and five stone lighter she fulfilled a life-long dream and trekked into Machu Picchu

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Ep 5: Mark Willis

James talks with one of our expedition doctor’s Mark Willis about his time in the army and how that training helped shape him as an expedition medic. He also gives some top tips from a medical perspective on how best to prepare for one of our trips.

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Ep 4: Rachel Kiernan

With little to no mountain experience at all, Rachel set herself a goal of summiting Mera Peak (6,476m) in 2018 and did just that. From there she has never looked back.

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Ep 3: Stephen Ferris

James chat’s with Ulster rugby player Stephen Ferris to talk about his trip to the top of Kilimanjaro with us in 2018 to raise money for injured rugby players. Since then he’s developed a huge passion for the outdoors. 

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EP 2: Debbie Mulhall

James chat’s with Debbie Mulhall who has completed Machu Picchu, Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, Aconcagua, Stok Kangri and Elbrus. Debbie talks about being the only woman on an expedition and how she is already planning her next adventure!

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EP 1: Brian Bateson

James chat’s to Brian Bateson who started working for Earth’s Edge in 2016 and is now one of our most experienced guides. They talk about Brian’s journey from working in an office in Dublin, to starting his own climbing company and working full time in the outdoor industry.

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