hiking tips

Training for Kilimanjaro

Training for Kilimanjaro – How to prepare.

Training for Kilimanjaro – Do I need to be an Olympic athlete? Being in shape and training for Kilimanjaro is obviously very important but it’s not the only factor to think about. A better question to ask is how prepared are you to climb the tallest mountain in Africa? There is more than one element you need

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
Layers while hiking

The importance of layers while hiking

This article tackles the matter of layers while hiking. It was written by one of our expedition leaders – Mary Gunning, who has led several expeditions to the summit of Kilimanjaro.   The importance of layers while hiking Layering is a simple idea based on putting one layer on top of the other to stay warm

Hiking food

Nutritional Tips for Earth’s Edge Expeditions

This article tackles the matter of expedition nutrition. What is the best hiking food before, during and after your expedition? During a multi-day expedition, your body and mind will be put under a lot of stress, far more than on a normal day. It is important that you look after yourself not only during the

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

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

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