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Kilimanjaro Packing List

What do you need to climb Kilimanjaro?

  So you’ve just booked your trip to Kilimanjaro and now you are wondering what to pack? At Earth’s Edge we have over 13 years experience of leading hiking expeditions to some of the most stunning locations in the world! View our full list of expeditions here. Throughout the years we have fine-tuned the perfect

Lakpa’s Kilimanjaro Adventure

In August 2018 Lakpa Pinasa Sherpa joined us on one of our Kilimanjaro Adventures! Lakpa has been working with Earth’s Edge since 2012, trekking with us to Everest Base Camp over 15 times. Lakpa has worked on over 15 Earth’s Edge expeditions since 2012. Lakpa won our guide exchange programme in 2017 which is part of

Sun, Dust & Cold Air Protection

About Jam: James McManus (aka Jam) owns and runs Earth’s Edge. He has over 20 years’ experience and leads many expeditions to altitude each year. Sun protection at altitude is a key component in mountaineering, as well as dust and cold air protection.  When our social media guru Micheál asked me to write an article

Lion Kilimanjaro safari

Kilimanjaro Safari Giveaway – 10 Year Birthday

  EARTH’S EDGE ARE 10 THIS YEAR! To celebrate this amazing milestone we are giving away a free one-day safari worth €300 with all new Kilimanjaro bookings from the 28th of November until the 4th of December 2017.  To book onto a Kilimanjaro expedition, simply click on the following link and go to the “Book Now” section and follow

Expedition photography

Photography On The Move

Written by Brendan Hynes, who travelled on our Kilimanjaro Climb in September 2016. In this article, he gives some amazing tips for expedition photography! Last October I returned from a fantastic expedition to Tanzania climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and going on safari. Travelling with Earth’s Edge was such an adventure with a super all-inclusive package deal. You

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 & 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

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

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

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

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

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

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