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A beginner’s guide to mountain trekking

Ready to accumulate vertical, but short on skills? This is the perfect guide to hiking for beginners! Pack light You do not need a clean outfit every day! Choose fabrics that don’t absorb moisture and avoid cotton. The packing guide provided by us when you book a trip is all you need! Pay the little

Everest Base Camp May 2017 Trip Report

  A trip report written by highly experienced Earth’s Edge Guide, Louise Lawrence who led the expedition team to Everest Base Camp in May 2017. Nepal – what an amazing place.  It has always been one of my top favourite countries to visit and I was really looking forward to getting back to Kathmandu and

Everest Base Camp Report 6th September 2017

This trip report was written by one of our guides Mary Gunning of her adventures on our Everest Base Camp Trip in September 2017. We meet up as a group in Dublin Airport full of anticipation and trepidation before flying to Nepal to tackle Everest Base Camp. When we land we stay overnight in Kathmandu before heading to

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp – October 2016 Report

This trip report was written by one of our trekkers Megan White of her adventures on our Everest Base Camp Trek Having been a novice hiker for only a few years – my highest claim to fame being Croagh Patrick, I was more than a little adventurous when I decided to tackle Everest Base Camp. My friends

Elbrus – July 2017 Trip Report

Written by our expedition leader Alex Kay, who led on our Elbrus Climb in July 2017. A successful expedition is one that leaves you with life-long memories of fantastic times and endless laughter. No matter what the outcome is on the mountain, these are the moments that you will remember forever – the hilarity of teammates’ noises when

Aconcagua trip report

Aconcagua – January 2017 Trip Report

This Aconcagua Trip Report was written by our expedition leader Ronan Lenihan, who led our Aconcagua Climb in January 2017. Our Aconcagua Adventure begins! On the 18th of January, I met with a diverse group of fellow mountaineers in Dublin Airport. For the first time on an Earth’s Edges trip everybody was on time, including myself.

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 – 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 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

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