Everest Base Camp

Island Peak Summit

Is climbing Island Peak more difficult than Everest Base Camp?

I recently lead an expedition for Earths Edge to climb Island Peak, ticking off Everest Base camp along the way. I was also asked to write about whether climbing Island Peak was much harder than reaching Everest Base Camp. I’m home a few days now and have had a good bit of time since summit

Everest Base Camp From Ireland

Everest Base Camp Trip Report

This trip report was written by Orla Bowers, who has been on two Earth’s Edge Expeditions. Her first trek was to the roof of Africa, and her second was to Everest Base Camp. Here she talks about her experience from the food, the games, and the journey to Everest Base Camp from Ireland. Getting to

Training Photo

The art of walking slowly

Written by Mike Jones, a guide who has led many successful trips with Earth’s Edge. There are many secrets or tips to successfully reaching a high altitude goal such as standing atop of Africa or trekking through the Himalayas to view the mighty Mount Everest.  These include staying hydrated, fuelling your body and getting plenty of rest along the journey.  And

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

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

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

Equipment to tackle Kilimanjaro & Everest Base Camp

This article looks at some of the essential trekking equipment and items to have on two of our most popular treks – Everest Base Camp and Kilimanjaro. Written by one of our expedition leaders – Mary Gunning.   Trekking equipment for Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp So you’ve booked the trip of a lifetime to

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

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

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

Everest Base Camp altitude sickness

Dealing with Altitude Sickness

Johnjoe explains altitude sickness Hi, For anyone who watched Johnjoe’s video I hope you enjoyed it! I wanted to add some more in-depth information about dealing with Altitude Sickness. What is altitude sickness? Trekking at high altitude (>3000m) is generally tougher than at sea level as it’s colder, the suns rays are stronger and it

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